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: We are called to serve as Jesus served.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel, the short form
Step One: Listen to the Word
When you hear Jesus’ teaching today, what words or phrases strike you? What image from Mark’s Gospel lingers in your memory?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: Name some ways that you can serve others.
Question for Youth: Jesus changed the way we think of leadership to be someone who serves others. How are you a leader in school, your family, the parish and/or your community?
Question for Adults: What are some times in your own life when you have the chance to be last instead of first?