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The 9th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Discussion Questions
First Reading
Deuteronomy, Chapter 11, Verses 18, 26-28, 32

1. The custom of binding words at the wrist as a sign and hanging them as a pendant on the
forehead were associated with covenants in Israel. Which of Christ’s words would you like to
wear on your forehead? Or keep somewhere that you could see them and think about them all
day? And commit them to your mind and heart?

2. Where does Moses want this covenant (which he calls “these words of mine”) to reside?
Compare and contrast words from the mouth and words in the heart.

Second Reading

Romans, Chapter 3, Verses 21-25, 28

1. Can you earn redemption? Are you redeemed because you conform to the law and perform
its works? Or if you can’t earn redemption then how do you get it?
3. 2. How open are you to receiving the gifts God wants to give you? How do the works of the
law fit in to the covenant? From what do our works flow?
Gerald Darring


Matthew, Chapter 7, Verses 21-27

1. What grounds you? What is the solid founda-

tion you build on? If faith in Christ is your foun-
dation, what happens when hardship comes
along: “rain and floods, and buffeting by the

2. What about choice? Do you have a choice to

build on rock or sand? If so, do you choose dis-

June 1, 2008
Some καιρός / kairos thoughts…
καιρός / kairos—Greek—time—viewed as an occasion rather than an extent

It is the time

the heart
is troubled
is divided

and afraid Prayer List

to believe Pray the rosary for world peace, Avis Cox, Fr. Clarence Biggers, Gladys and Ben
Kramkowski, Rita Moenk, Doug Bearden, Sarah Snider, Thornton/Lynch
in dreams family, Ryan Amsberry, Annie & family, Connie, her mother & family, Blake,
Erik, Campbell family, Jonathan & family, Sharon & family, Will, FMS, Cap.
Corp., Patrick & Brittany, Broughman family, Fannie Crowder & family, VAL,
Father Ingram’s father & family, Karen’s mother, Cheryl Mobley & family,
William Hudson, Robert, Walter, Danielle, Christopher, Barbara, Katherine,
it is a Nicholas, Kaylin, Kasie, Mary Beth & family, Mary Ann Mahoney & family,
Donna & family, Ann Chancellor & family, Sheila & family, cancer patients &
winter families, military & families, Brandon, Plantation Villa residents, Don, Mrs.
Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. Rooks, Katherine & family, Mr. Dunn, Mr. & Mrs.
Barlow, Jane & family, Scott & family, Diane & Peter, Michele & Gary, Lucy’s
father & family, Bobbie, Joan & family, Karl’s mother & family, June & family,
Tina & family, Belinda & family, OLM family, Kat, Delgratia & family, Mr.
the death Gomez & family, Sara’s mother, Dr. Lynch & family, Rob/Allie & family, Chuck
& family, Frank & family, Liesa & family, mother of Dr. Petros, Dr. Issa &
family, Odessa, Anita’s mother & family, Ruby, Ruby’s mother & family, Davies
of the family, Katie & family, family of Angie, Ann & family, Gretchen & family,
Eileen, Scott & family, Robert, Flavia & family, Tony’s family, Roy & Martha
seed Wright, Roy, Alice Swygert, Alan, Nard, Tony, Glenda, Nelson, J. Bob, Munn,
Vogt, Wolfe families, Russell & family, Ola, Gene Wilson & family, Jane Brock
& family, Janet Kramer & family, Elayne & family, Winnie, Phil & family, Tony,
Stan, Emily & family, Ruthie & Ed, Mr. Bergin & family, Russell & family, Mrs.
Sanseverino & family, CC Center, veterans & families Jessie Emmett, Mark,
but the Michael’s mother, Carrie, VAMC, Rambo’s mother & family, Josephine Mary,
Mary Anna, S. Paul, Tony, J. W. Wilson & family, Jason & Kim, Josie, Kelly,
Mickey’s family, Jon & Janet Cook & family, Karen’s cousin, Mike Aguado &
beginning of family, Carl & family, Dr. Lopez & family, Dr. Vanapalli & family, Dr. Nair &
family, Garrett & family, family of Duffie, Aaron Christian, Marina & family,
spring J. Janda Poem from
Mitchell’s father & family, Estella’s mother & family, Kerry’s mother & family,
Gail & family, Beth & family, Bernard, Anna & family, Sara Lucas & family,
Mary Gilliam & family, Gary & Sharon Creed, Barbara Carl, James & Phyllis
Wham, Dan Kessler, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Fry, David Hempen, Steve Kirkland,
Michael Cofer, Buddy Brasher, Lana Adams-Tidwell, Kathy McGhee, Michael &
In today’s lesson from the Book of Deuteronomy, family, Berger family, Mendez family, Ikai family, Joshua Moser, Stephanie
Moses admonishes the people to take his words and Christian, Carolyn Williamson, Chris B., Joey Milani, Justine, Henry & Anna,
Peggy Cable, Claude Rickman, Patricia Finch, Kathy Weaver, Anderson family,
treasure them in their souls and hearts. He implores Chris Stahler family, Barbara Zebertas & family, Frances Homsey, Gus
them to internalize the commandments, invoking a Kneidinger, Mary Jo Shamas, Heim family, Nancy Fisher, Frank, Mary
Ondovchik, Ann Rudy, Chad Nostrant, Heidi FitzGerald, Ed & Kanty Schaffer,
blessing on all who honor the statutes and a curse on Lynn Smith, Amy & family, Lil Jones, Julian Campbell, Leon Roberts & family,
those who would turn from them. Echoing our psalm Elaine Cole, Elysa Cole-Ali, Eric Hawthorne, Leroy Burrows, Shirley Walton,
Marie McDemmond, Anthony Morgan, Ana Maria Molano, Alvaro & Carlos
response and imploring the Lord to be our rock of Penogos, Erwin Molano, Valerie Panter, Sylvia Ponder, Dames gang, Frances
safety, Saint Matthew tells us the parable of the house James, Tony Pinson, Ellen Adams, Carlo Dellaquila, Katherine Catti, Maria
Beck, Joanna & Michael Spataro, Virginia Butano & family, Stephanie & Mark
built on solid rock. Rains, floods, and winds hit it, yet it Fletcher, Justino Prado, Joe Powell family, Jane, Duyos family, Jay & Dorothy
stood firmly on its foundation. In contrast, the house Yarbrough, Nancy, Kathaleen Michalek, Michelle Carroll, Connie Graham,
Sonya Robinson, Anna Marey, Pauline Walker, Paula & children, Paul Jerrell, Ba
built on sand, likewise assaulted by rains, floods, and Chu Linh, TB, Dorene Trumble, Danielle Vincent, Russ family, Kevin Jr, Ligia
winds, collapsed in ruin. Our firm foundation of faith, Restrepo, Paul Williams, Sikes family, Wagner family, Melanie & Matt Stanley,
Dawn Ruberti, Gary Toler, Tena Green, Hammond family, Reece Grogan,
grounded in Scripture, will be our support in times of Beverly Barrett
crisis. Text: Bari Colombari © 2007, OCP. All rights reserved.