"Let the one among you who is without sin"

Sunday Readings' Discussion Questions
Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 21, 2010 (5LentC)
From the Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University

Sunday Readings (Cycle C)
Sunday Readings (Cycle A for RCIA)
Lecturas y Comentarios
Burning Question: What is the worst sin?

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

First Reading
Book of the prophet Isaiah, Chapter 43, Verses 16-21

1. Did God take care of the needs of the Israelites at different times on their journey or did God get them out of Egypt and say, “See you. You’re on your own now.” Does that have any meaning for you?

2. God said, “Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing something new!” What was this “something new” God was talking about? What is the “something new” God gives to us in our day? Does he give to you in your own life?

Second Reading
Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 3, Verses 8-14

1. Comparatively speaking, what are all your other possessions worth, compared to Christ? How far are you willing to “accept the loss of all things” in order to gain Christ? Does the resurrection help you accept the cross?

2. St. Paul says in this reading, “forgetting what lies behind.” Do you forget what lies behind or do you drive down a highway constantly looking in your rearview mirror, so to speak? Do you “strain forward to see what lies ahead?” What happens to “now” if you are always looking forward or backward?

According to John, Chapter 8, Verses 1-11

1. What do you think Jesus was writing on the ground with his finger? Why did the people put down their stones and walk away?

2. The law said to stone only the woman caught in adultery and not the man. What kind of justice system was that? What do you think the woman thought when Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and from now on do not sin any more?” What do you think Jesus thought about the stoning idea? What would he think of torturing prisoners?

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