Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for April 7, 2019.
Description: For the 5th Sunday of Lent, John 8:1-11 shows us a good example of how to treat someone who is, as Jesus says elsewhere in scripture (Matthew 25) “the least of these.” There are many in the Church who feel forgotten and neglected. We all know some of them. Their loneliness is usually hidden from us, and if we’re busy with many important responsibilities, seeking them out and giving them attention feels too overwhelming. Identifying the least among us and reaching out to them is a good Lenten exercise — but only if the intention is to make it a year-round habit.
For discussion groups such as RCIA and Small Christian Communities (SCC), this handout asks:
- Which persons are you neglecting because their situation makes you feel uncomfortable or inadequate?
- Which members of your family or parish do you avoid because you like them “least” of all?
- Share the story of a time when you encountered – or were – one of “the least of these”. Did anyone show you compassion? How?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 5th Sunday of Lent, adult education, Lenten faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.