"Feed my sheep"

Sunday Readings' Discussion Questions
Third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 2010 (3EasterC)
From the Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University

Sunday Readings (Cycle C)
Lecturas y Comentarios
Prayer of the Hours
Burning Question: Can we who are sinful be part of Jesus’ mission?

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

First Reading
Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 5, Verses 27-32, 40-41

1. “We gave you strict orders, did we not, to stop teaching in that name.” Why the negative attitude and all the objections from the Sanhedrin? How are you with interpretations of God’s word that are different from your own?

2. The apostles rejoiced that they had been found worthy to suffer and receive dishonor. When you encounter suffering in your life is there anything that helps you accept it? What would make a person “embrace” suffering? Do you know anyone who suffers but also exudes a kind of spiritual joy?

Second Reading
Book of Revelation, Chapter 5, Verses 11-14

1. Why is it right and just that “everything in the universe, cry out: “To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor, glory and might, forever and ever.”

2. Why is Christ called the “Paschal Lamb”? How are cross and resurrection unified in the image of the Paschal Lamb? How is this image a model for the Church?

According to John, Chapter 21, Verses 1-19

1. Jesus was on the shore. John and the other disciples were in the fishing boat. Why do you think John recognized Jesus before the others? Discuss.

2. How important was Peter’s triple profession of love for Jesus? Would Jesus have entrusted his church to Peter without love being involved? Is this quality important in leaders in the Church today?

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