What words or phrases in today’s Gospel reading catch
What image from this reading touches your
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THEME: There is nothing to fear if we stay close to
Gospel : Matthew 10:26-33
Jesus said to the Twelve:
"Fear no one.
Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret
that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness,
speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot
kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of
them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be
afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will
acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever
denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly
Question for Children: Jesus tells us not to be afraid. Name a time when you were afraid and Jesus helped you.
Question for Youth: Jesus tells us that he will remember us to his Father if we proclaim him to others. How easy is it for you to talk about your faith with your friends? How about your family or people you don’t know very well?
Question for Adults: What is your responsibility to Jesus? How and when will you carry out that responsibility?