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Discussion Questions
The Second Sunday
in Ordinary Time B
January 14, 2018
Anne Osdieck
First Reading
1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19

1. Does God always call at the perfect time? Is there sometimes confusion in your life when God calls? It took Samuel three times to get it. Do you always recognize God’s call right away? Explain.
                                        
2. Are only “experienced sages” called to do God’s work? What about the young boy Samuel? Even if you are not a “sage” or a young boy, what is God asking you to do or be?


Second Reading

1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20

1. St. Paul asks, “do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you”? Are you always aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit? Give some reasons how you can show reverence for the people in your life.

2. Do you always call on the Holy Spirit for guidance when you need it? Do you get such guidance? Explain. Do you receive some peace along with the guidance? Do you think the Holy Spirit enjoys being called upon for help?


Gospel

John 1:35-42

1. Jesus asked the disciples, “What are you looking for”? How would you answer that question? Then there was a second loaded question: “Where are you staying”? This could be restated, “Where can we spend time with you?” When the disciples took time with Jesus, did they find what they were looking for, even if just by instinct? Will this work for you?

2. In the light of what Pope Francis says below, discuss what the disciples might have experienced when they answered Jesus’ call to “Come and See.”

That is why we tell everyone: “Come and see”! In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast. … “Come and see.” Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.

Urbi et Orbi Message Of Pope Francis, Easter 2014,
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Anne Osdieck
Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
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