Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for March 24, 2019.
Description: For the 3rd Sunday of Lent, in Luke 13:1-9 Jesus says we cannot truthfully say that someone is a “greater sinner”, even if that person is doing more damage, is more unChristian, or is blatantly an evil-doer. Every person has been created in the image of God, even the worst ones. Those who display an opposite image are nonetheless loved by Christ, who died for them. It’s a tragedy that they do not live as the person God created them to be. But it will be an even worse tragedy if no one invites them to turn their lives over to Christ.
For discussion groups such as RCIA and Small Christian Communities (SCC), this handout asks:
- Who has been so hurtful that you wish God would punish them?
- Can you feel sorry for them? Can you pray for God to do good for them? In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, ask for God’s help in feeling more concerned about them. In this, you’ll find freedom from the anger that has been holding you captive.
- What steps can be taken to fertilize the lives of the problematic people of your parish or family?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, adult education, Lenten faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.