Monday, January 28, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reflection:  The readings remind us that God does not desire our material sacrifices and offerings.  He is not seeking for us to give Him physical items.  What God seeks is for us to follow His will.  He longs for us to put our trust in Him and to turn our lives over to Him.  This obedience unites us with Christ.

Big Picture:  Follow God’ s Will

Discussion Starters:
     Younger saints:
  What does God want from us?  (To do God’s will.)  What does that mean?  (Instead of always doing what we want, we pray and ask God what He wants us to do.  We listen to God and do what He asks.)  How do we know God’s will?  (We pray and ask God to guide us.)
     Older saints:  How do we become united with Jesus and become His mother and His brother?  (By obeying God and doing His will.)  Is it enough to do God’s will sometimes, or do we have to trust God and seek His will all the time?  (All the time.)  Father Lorenzo Suupoli reminds us it is not enough to desire God’s will, we “must desire it how He wishes it, when He wishes it, and for the reason and purpose He wishes it.”  What does that mean to you?

Fun Fact:  We stand during portions of the Mass to show great awe and respect for God.

Saint of the day: 
 Sts. Sarbelius and Barbea
     What they are remembered for:  Sts. Sarbelius and Barbea were brother and sister.  They were martyred during the persecution that occurred under the reign of Emperor Trajan. 
     Feast day:  January 29
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