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Weekly Faith Sharing

Reflection questions for every gathering around any table.

May 21, 2017

We have the spirit of truth to guide us.

Listening to the Word: John 14:15-21

What words or phrases in today’s reading touch my heart and mind? What feeling(s) do I have after hearing the promises of Jesus?

Looking into My Life

Jesus promised us that the Holy Spirit would remain with us always. When have I experienced the Spirit? Which one of the promises in today’s Gospel gives me the most hope?

May 14, 2017

Jesus, our cornerstone.

Listening to the Word: John 14:112

In reading from John’s gospel, what phrases or words or images

catch my ear? What promise of Christ do I hear most clearly?

Looking into My Life

Jesus is “the way, the truth, the life” and he asks us to do as he does. How are the promises of this gospel passage made real in my own life? How do I try to follow Jesus’ way?

May 7, 2017

We enter life to the full through Jesus Christ

Listening to the Word: John 10:110

As I hear the words of John in this gospel, what line or phrase strikes me most powerfully?

Looking into My Life

Sheep know their shepherd and follow his voice. How hard is it for

me to recognize the voice of God in my own life? Who/what has

helped me hear God’s voice?

April 30, 2017

When we share meals, Christ sits among us.

Listening to the Word: Luke 24:13-35

What image in this familiar story touches my heart? What do I notice about the characters in this story?

Looking into My Life

The disciples recognized Jesus in the breaking of bread. How have I experienced Jesus at Mass, in the breaking of the Eucharistic bread? How have I experienced Jesus at meals and with friends and family?

April 23

Jesus gives us the power of the Holy Spirit.

Listening to the Word: John 20:19-31

As I hear this gospel, which words touch me most deeply? What

single word or line from this reading lingers in my memory?

Looking into My Life

Even though I can’t see him with my own eyes, how do I “see” Jesus in others? Jesus gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit and gave us the power to bring peace and forgive sins. How do I offer forgiveness to my friends and family? How do I seek forgiveness for myself?

April 16

Easter Sunday: Jesus’ resurrection — the heart of our faith, life, and journey

Listening to the Word: Matthew 28:1-10

As I hear this reading from Matthew’s gospel, what feeling does it arouse within me? What word or phrase catches my ear?

Looking into My Life

I am here today because I believe in the resurrection. What makes it believable to me? Do I find it as astonishing as the disciples did?

What does Jesus’ resurrection mean in my life?

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