Readings & Reflection Questions

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           SUNDAY READINGS

The Most Holy Body &  Blood of Christ,
June 18

The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time,
June 25 (Cycle A)

First Reading:  Dt. 8:2-3, 14b-16a
Second Reading:  1 Cor. 10:16-17
Gospel:  Jn. 6:51-58
 First Reading:  Jer. 20:10-13Second Reading:  Rom. 5:12-151
Gospel:  Mt. 10:26-33
 Today’s Gospel is part of a discourse between Jesus and a crowd of Jews.  The discourse comes shortly after the miracle of Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves and fishes.  In John’s Gospel, miracles such as this are identified as “signs” through which people come to believe that Jesus is the Son of God.  These signs are followed by dialogue, or discourse that interprets and explains the miracle.  In John’s Gospel, Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves is said to have occurred near Passover, thus linking it to the Exodus story and God’s saving action toward the Israelites. Today’s Gospel deals with persecution and how the disciples were to respond.  There were to have complete trust in Jesus.  There were to have not fear of those who would threaten their lives.  They were to stand strong before the divisions that might come.  God, who loved them so much that he counted the hairs on their head, would not abandon them.

Connection To Life:

Connection To Life:

What miracles have you witnessed in your life?

 How does the Eucharist nourish you?  

What will you do specifically to share His love with others this week?

Describe a time in your life when you were afraid and God seemed far away.  What helped you to overcome your fear?

 We encourage our children to not give in to peer pressure.  Describe a time when you were swayed by what your peers would say.

 

 

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