For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.
Theme: If we believe, we will be saved.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s 1st Reading, from Kings
Step One: Listen to the Word
Listen carefully to this reading. What word or image catches your imagination in it? What sense do you take away from this reading about faith?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: What does God’s voice sound like when you pray and listen to Jesus?
Question for Youth: In today’s Gospel, Peter began to walk on the water when he was focused on Jesus. He began to sink when he got distracted by the storm. What is your life like when you are focused on Jesus and your relationship with God? How is it different when you get caught up in other things?
Question for Adults: Tell about your experiences of hearing God speak in “tiny voices” rather than in the winds and earthquakes of life.