September 23, 2012, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37
Suggested Reflection Questions:
- Has following God’s call ever resulted in people scorning you or reacting with jealously, hatred, or violence? When faced with such evil, how can we “cultivate peace?”
- The Gospel reading tells us that Jesus’ disciples did not understand what Jesus was trying to teach them and that they were afraid to question him. Do you ever feel like you don’t understand what God is trying to tell you? Have you ever been afraid to ask God for something? Why?
- What does it mean in today’s world to be a servant of all? Who are the ones God calls us to wrap in our arms like Jesus holds the little child in the Gospel?