Readings & Reflection Questions

It’s all about connecting… Life and Faith


SUNDAY READINGS

The Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 3  The Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 10 
First Reading:  Wisdom 11:22-12:2
Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:11–2:2
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
First Reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14,
Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:16–3:5
Gospel: Luke 20:27-38 or 20:27, 24-38
Jesus says in the Gospel that he has come to seek and to save what was lost. At various times in our lives we may feel like the lost or the seeker-saver. Seeking and saving is of course our work also, and one of the means by which we allow God to find the parts of us that are lost. In this passage we find Jesus teaching in the temple. The Sadducees, who believed in the absolute authority of the law, approached Jesus with a question about the law. They objected to those who believed that any afterlife was merely a continuation of earthly life. None of us know exactly what to expect after death, but we do have the promise of eternal life and we believe in the fullness of that life.

Connection To Life:

Connection To Life:

What sort of seeking and saving work is right for you?

In what ways do you find yourself climbing a tree like Zacchaeus so you can have a better view of Jesus?

We just celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls). Join your prayer to the great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith – those named and unnamed.

Share how you handled your first experience of losing a loved one.

Do you live now in the joy and hope of the life of the age to come? Explain your answer.

Tell of a time you tried to convince a person of something you believed, but he or she did not. Were you successful? Why or why not?

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