"You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test."

Sunday Readings' Discussion Questions
First Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2010 (1LentC)
From the Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University

Sunday Readings
Lecturas y Comentarios
Burning Question: Must you believe the Church 100% to be Catholic?

Questions on Sunday's Readings for use by discussion groups,
prayer groups, or for individual prayer.

First Reading
Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 26, Verses 4-10

1. This is the faith story of a people. Is there a way that your faith story is like this one? Discuss.

2. What good things came out of the Israelites’ desert sojourn? Was there any other way for them to get to the Promised Land? Metaphorically speaking, is the desert a place to fear or do you find its mysteries attractive?

Second Reading
Letter of St. Paul to the Romans, Chapter 10, Verses 8-13

1. How do you proclaim that Jesus is Lord on all the small places where you live your daily life (in the parish, at work, with friends)? Do your proclamations always require words?

2. Is most of what you do for someone colored by the love you have for them? The word who is “near you, in your mouth and in your heart” is Christ. What are the implications for you?

According to Luke, Chapter 4, Verses 1-13

1. Jesus took on our sins. Do you think he experiences our temptations too? Is there any part of them he does not understand?

2. When an athlete starts to get out of shape he/she exercises to get back. Is there an analogy here for your spiritual life? How do you exercise to get into shape spiritually? What would a “flabby” spiritual life look like? How does yours look now?

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Please share below your reflections on the above Sunday Readings. May we be blessed by God's words as reflected in your thoughts and experience-sharing.

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