Scripture: Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. (Mark 9:39)
For whoever is not against us is for us. (Mark 9:40)
She walks with him as a stranger, and at first she puts him to the test; Fear and dread she brings upon him and tries him with her discipline; With her precepts she puts him to the proof, until his heart is fully with her. (Sirach 4:17)
Observation: These are the three verses that were picked at our lunch today. David picked the first verse, and he said that it reminded him of the rebuke that Jesus gave to the man who doubted his ability to heal his son. Mariah picked the second verse and said that it reminded her of the fact that we should see everyone who is doing good in the world is worthy of praise, regardless of their religious affiliation. (which sounded strangely similar to Father Roy’s homily this morning at Mass) Finally, Jake picked the last verse and said that it was cool how wisdom is seen as testing us with the law to see if we are worthy of receiving wisdom.
Application: We discussed today all of the different ways that we could help more young adults be able to attend this lunch, but we finally came to the conclusion that if the lunch was really important to them, they would schedule time for it. However, we are going to start doing a lunch in Lent on Friday’s as well.
Prayer: We chose to pray the prayer to Saint Michael, the archangel.