"You are my inheritance, O Lord."

Last Sunday, the Gospel reading ended with the challenge of discipleship: “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” We continue the same theme on discipleship this coming Sunday. Reading from Luke 9:51-62, the Gospel shows us the seriousness of discipleship in its demand for unconditional abandonment to God’s Will.

Sunday Readings' Discussion Questions
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 27, 2010 (13C)
From the Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University

Sunday Readings 
Lecturas y Comentarios 
Prayer of the Hours
Burning Question: Does God want you to be rich?

Questions on Sunday's Readings for use by discussion groups,
prayer groups, or for individual prayer.
First Reading
First Book of Kings, Chapter 19, Verses 16, 19-21

1. What was Elisha doing when he was called? Can you think of other bible stories where God called people from their jobs? Does God call you to change your everyday life? Do you ask him to let you go back home?

2. Were the people whom God called to be prophets highly educated and socially elite? What are God’s prerequisites for prophets, then? What would your issues be if you were a prophet today?

Responsorial Psalms
Psalm 16: 1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11

1. Our Psalmist speaks confidently about his belief in an everlasting life with God. Speak of how you are confident about being raised up with the Lord and spending eternity in
His presence.

2. David says, "My Lord, you are my allotted portion and my cup." Explain what these words mean to you.

Second Reading
Letter of St. Paul to the Galatians, Chapter 5, Verses 1, 13-18

1. “For you were called for freedom.” What is the source of this freedom? Do you have it? How is it a freeing experience to go out of yourself to love your neighbor

2. “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” St. Paul says. Do you love your neighbor? Do you have actual love for yourself? Do you ever “bite and devour” yourself and others? If so, what are some ways the Holy Spirit can help you?

According to Luke, Chapter 9, Verses 51-62

1. “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” Do you have a place to lay your head? Then how can be like Jesus if you live well? Are material things too important to you?

2. James and John wanted “to call down fire from heaven” to consume the Samaritans, and Jesus rebuked them for it. How do you control your own anger or your resentment? After reading this Gospel what is it that you think Jesus wants from you?

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