During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be using some online resources to stay connected with each other. Please take some time to read the reflection questions and submit them in the form below. Every week we will provide you with a new question and some aditional videos. Please check in every Monday to read the reflection and share your response. (These subissions will remain private and only Gigi H. will be reading through them.
Read Gospel Matthew 21:28-32
The Parable of the Two Sons.
“What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 He said in reply, ‘I will not,’ but afterwards he changed his mind and went. 30 The man came to the other son and gave the same order. He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir,’ but did not go. 31 * Which of the two did his father’s will?” They answered, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you. 32 * q When John came to you in the way of righteousness, you did not believe him; but tax collectors and prostitutes did. Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe him.
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What is your opinion? Which son are you, are those whom are constantly criticized walking ahead of you into the kingdom? Tell me who you are.
Read Gospel Matthew 22:1-10
The Parable of the Wedding Feast.
Jesus again in reply spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A second time he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast.”’ Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come. Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.’ The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests.
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Carlos Acutis is a teen who in your lifetime and was your age lived his life for others, and is now on his was to Sainthood. He was beatified on Saturday October 10th 2020! How amazing to know that a teen just like you will be a Saint. Now he is not the first young person to become a saint, but he is one that you can definitely relate to . In the gospel reading the parable spoke that all of the guests who were invited still did not come to the wedding feast. So they took to the streets and invited everyone they could find to come. All were welcome to celebrate this feast. Jesus invites all of us to be at his table but we seem to not take the time to come when invited and everyone is invited , sinners and all people are invited to come. All Are welcome.
Carlos led the life of a Saint, but does that mean that you are not worthy to be a saint? What is something you can change about your lifestyle that would make you come when invited by Jesus?
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