Clip 5) THE LAST SUPPER “This is my body which will be given up for you... This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” (Lk 22:19-20; Mt 26:26-29; Mk 14:22-25; 1 Cor 11:23-29).
· A) Do you and I recognize the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, especially on Sunday, as a gift? How might we better to participate in Mass and to receive the Lord? Why do you think the Holy Eucharist is referred to as the “Source and Summit” of the Catholic faith?
·B) Is the Holy Eucharist, Jesus’ gift of Himself, at the center of our lives? Do you believe the Holy Eucharist can help you become a better person? How important is that to you? How can we better “live” the Holy Eucharist throughout the week?
·C) The word “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving.” Are we generally thankful? How might we live more in a spirit of gratitude?
Clip 4) THE WALKING ON WATER “Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by thewaves, for the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came toward them, walking on the sea” (Mt 14:24-25; Mk 6:45-52; Jn 6:16-21).
·A) When have you and I felt that the Christian journey was becoming too much for us? When are we temptedto turn back?
·B) When have we had the sense that God is acting even in the dark and painful times of our life?
·C) Do we trust that God reaches forth His hand to save us? Why is it difficult to trust? How can trust grow?
We hope you enjoyed the reflections in Week 1. Week 2 will help us remember that Jesus should be at the center of our lives. Share with us your thoughts on the questions below.
Clip 2) THE INCARNATION “And the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us” (Jn 1:14).
·A) Jesus, the Son of God, the Word made flesh, is at the center of the movie Son of God. Is He also at the center of my life? What does it/would it mean for Jesus, true God and true man, to be at the center of my life?
·B) What does it/would it mean for me to have a personal relationship with Jesus in and through the Church?
·C) What is the joyful and most blessed part of being a Christian? What is the most difficult part of being a Christian?
·D) How would you explain to someone who has not heard of Jesus the importance of His birth?