In terms of our church, our soul, our faith, our love of God, and our love of others, are we falling off the mark? Are we straying from God’s will?
In this week’s readings (Matthew 21:1 – 22:46), we are given many instances to ponder how well we are following God’s will. These can be tough questions. We must really allow ourselves to be critical, while also finding ways to improve. Please post your thoughts on the readings, the following questions, and/or the questions from your study guide on the Week 11 page or on the LGB Facebook page.
CHURCH – Is your church a house of prayer? What would Jesus think of your church if he were to walk in? (see Matthew 21:12-13)
SOUL – Is your soul a house of prayer? (see Matthew 21:12-13)
FAITH – Do you believe that God is always with you? For with God, anything is possible! How strong is your faith? (see Matthew 21:18-22)
LOVE OF GOD and LOVE OF OTHERS – How well do you follow the Great Commandments? 1) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” 2) “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
One way to show your love for God and your love for others is to share God’s love with others. Heaven is for those who tend the Lord’s vineyard. We must spread Jesus’ message and help bring knowledge of God to more people. How can we do this? How do you do this? (see Matthew 21:33-41)
- What verse(s) stood out to you and why?
- “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” How does this make you feel? (see Matthew 22:23-30)
- Additional Questions found in your study guide or in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – The Gospel of Matthew