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Often our own story can be seen in Jesus’ story: Do I fall down? Am I rejected? At the same time, others in our world walk in Jesus’ story. Who is rejected? Who falls down? How can Jesus’ example help us deal with difficult things in our lives? With which characters in the Passion story do you most identify? Why?
How would you feel if you were a disciple and Jesus said, “Peace be with you?” When are you the most peaceful? What do you think of when you heard the word “reconciliation?” To whom should you/we offer forgiveness and peace? Be the first to apologize and forgive this week: in your family, with your friends, at school and work. Write a family prayer of forgiveness; have a family service of forgiveness. What is it about the story of Jesus’ life that gives us the most hope? Jesus tells us that we are blest in believing in Him. Write “I believe” statements about Jesus. What do you believe about Jesus?
What are the different ways people ask, “Do you love me?” If you had been in this Gospel story, what would you have done/said? Peter recognized Jesus on the shore. Where do you/recognize Jesus today? Jesus’ appearance strengthened the apostles’ faith. How do you strengthen your faith? Jesus saw how hard the apostles were working; He knew they’d be hungry, so He prepared a meal. Think of people who work hard for us. How can we help them.
When has Jesus helped you through a difficult time? How can we help someone who is having a difficult time? How do you hear the voice of the Holy Spirit? How will we hear it this week? Where do you go to listen to the Spirit’s voice? What are some things you’ve heard from Jesus that have helped in your life? Sometimes things around us block Jesus’ messages. What might block Jesus’ words to us?
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