Questions for Reflection

You can do this alone, with a friend, or in a small group.

October 17, 2021

  1. Reflect on an encounter where you interacted with someone that you would call a saint.
    1. What makes them a saint to you?
    2. What attributes do you see in them?
    3. How do they inspire you?
  2. Read Matthew 5:1-12  NRSV Translation
    1. What one thought or idea from this scripture especially intrigued, provoked, disturbed, challenge, encouraged, warmed, warned, helped or surprised you?
    2. Who are the blessed?
    3. In this passage, those that Jesus calls blessed are living in a way that reflects their goodness and how they are set apart like Jesus. The blessed are saints.
    4. Digest the attributes of all those that Jesus calls blessed.
      1. Do any surprise you?
      2. If so, why does it surprise you?
      3. Do any inspire you?
    5. How can we live lives blessed in the ways Jesus talks about in this text?
    6. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, believed that we could follow all of Jesus’ teachings if we remembered these three simple rules:
      1. Do No Harm
      2. Do all the good you can
      3. Stay in love with God
      4. How have you practiced living by these rules in the last week?