"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit"

Sunday Readings' Discussion Questions
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 3, 2012 (HolyTrinityB)
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Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University

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

First Reading

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40

1. Moses heard the voice of God from a burning bush. Where do you hear the voice of God? In friends… the poor… newspapers… bishops… nature… novels… music… your heart? Moses couldn’t imagine anything comparable to the love God already had shown his people. What, in God’s plan of salvation, was Moses not aware of?

2. In this Old Testament reading can you find manifestations of God as Father (creator)? God as Son (savior)? God as Holy Spirit (sheer love)?

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 33: 4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22

1. Our Psalm Response this week is, 'Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.'
Do you believe that you have been chosen by God to be one of His children? Explain.

2. Our psalmist speaks of preserving us in spite of 'famine.' Have you gone through periods of spiritual hunger? How has your faith enabled you to regain your strength and obtain nourishment?

Second Reading
Romans 8: 14-17

1. Besides revealing God’s being to us as endless and continuously new love, the Spirit bears witness within each of our spirits. How do you think your prayers of thanksgiving, petition and worship are changed when the Spirit takes them and bears witness with them?

2. We have been chosen as adopted children of God and joint heirs to all the “treasures hidden in Christ.” What are the treasures hidden in Christ? Which do you want the most? Which do you need the most?

Matthew 28:16-20

1. It seems that Jesus took away the disciples’ doubts about making disciples of all nations. How did he do this? Have you ever thought about “making disciples”? How would you make disciples in your family, among your co-workers and your friends?

2. The Holy Spirit was put in our hearts that “we might understand the things freely given by God” (1 Cor. 2:12). But isn't the Trinity a mystery? What do we know about the Trinity? How can you know the Trinity is real?

Sunday Bible Study Group
Please share your comments on the Sunday Readings. May we be blessed by God's words as reflected in your thoughts and experience-sharing. 

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