"From now on you will be catching men.”

Sunday Readings' Discussion Questions
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 7, 2010 (5C)
From the Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University

Sunday Readings
Lecturas y Comentarios
Burning Question: Why don't you evangelize door to door?

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

First Reading

Book of the prophet Isaiah, Chapter 6, Verses 1-2, 3-8

1. What do Isaiah, Paul and Peter have in common in these readings?

2. God knocked Paul down and blinded him. He must have had some big plans in mind for him. Could God just as well call us to do small things first, to take baby steps till we get used to saying yes?

Second Reading
First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians Chapter 15, Verses 1-11

1. Paul persecuted the Church, but because of grace he became a very effective minister. Was he given the grace solely for his own benefit? Explain.

2. “For I am . . . not fit to be called an apostle . . .” Do you think fit or worthy is the measure that God uses to call a person? Was there some inconsistency between what Paul was and what he was asked to do? Is anyone “fit” or “worthy”?


According to Luke, Chapter 5, Verses 1-11

1. List some of the dangers of the “deep”. What is not there for your security? What is there to threaten you? So why would you go there? What virtue do you need?

2. Where did Peter have to go in his personal life before he could “catch” people for God? Was everything up to him or did Peter receive extraordinary help? When are you on the shore and when are you in the deep?

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