November 1, 2009 , Solemnity of Saints, "“Blessed are the poor in spirit"

Sunday Reading Reflections
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 25, 2009 (29B)

Burning Question: Why do we pray for the dead?
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First Reading
Book of Revelation, Chapter 7, Verses 2-4, 9-14

1. Can you think of some people who have suffered, died, and who might now stand before the Lamb? Has suffering and distress entered into their reward? Do you encounter resistance to the values of Christianity in your life?

2. Do you find opposition or indifference to Catholic values of social justice. What do you do, especially when people are suffering because of this unconcern? What would you like to do?

Second Reading
First Letter of John, Chapter 3, Verses 1-3

1. You are a child of God. What gifts have you received as a result? What gifts have you received from God today?

2. God is always present, hovering over us like a mother hen. Why does he not just jump right in and save us from all the messes we get into?

According to Matthew, Chapter 5, Verses 1-12a

1. Moses received the ten commandments on the mountain. Compare and contrast this with Jesus giving the beatitudes in his sermon on the mount.

2. Is Jesus also talking about his own life when he states the beatitudes? Do you think this is a lesson or an invitation? Why?

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