Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - C - June 26, 2016

What Does It Take To Be A Disciple?

When Jesus asked, “Who do you say I am?” he was really asking his followers, “Where do I fit in your life?” He still asks us that question. This is the prime question of faith.

Sunday Studies:

FIRST READING 1 Kings presented the call of Elisha, the prophet who left everything to follow Elijah and serve God.

PSALM Psalm 16 prayed for safety in a hostile world. Following YHWH would give comfort and inner peace.

SECOND READING In his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul told his audience to follow the Spirit, not the ways of pure self-interest. This was the only way to true freedom.

GOSPEL In Luke 9, James and John wanted to destroy a village that rejected Jesus, but the Master turned his focus on the commitment needed to be a disciple.

Other Resources:

DAILY READINGS for the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time.

CHILDREN'S READINGS In the story for the gospel, Marissa wrote a list of qualities that a perfect friend would have. Her qualities included loyalty, priority and single-mindedness. That's the kind of friend Jesus wants us to be.

FAMILY ACTIVITY How do we put Jesus first in our lives? Create a “Put Jesus First” calendar with activities that can be achieved.