13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading I: 2Kings 4:8-11,14-16 II: Romans 6:3-4,8-11
Matthew 10:37-42

37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
38 and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
41 He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."

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The love for Christ must be stronger than the love for the family and for oneself. How we treat others is likened how we treat Christ.

  1. What place does God have in my life?
  2. What are the obstacles that hinder me from being a good disciple? What do I lose when I follows Jesus?
  3. What do I have to do to see Christ in others?
  4. Why does Jesus want me to forsake myself to follow him?
  5. What are my attitudes toward the people who are "different" (in lifestyle, belief, culture, educational background,...) from me?

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