Readings for Sunday, September 19 — 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Psalm 54:3-6, 8; 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 jealousy, hatred, or violence? Have you ever felt rejected because of your faith? 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?
- We have been hearing about servants the past two weeks. What are your overall thoughts on these past two weeks of readings?