Lesson 3: “Follow Me”
To discuss the call of Matthew in light of his personal circumstance as an educated man; to look at the challenge of really following Jesus (being selfless); knowing that Jesus calls sinners ; personal conversion leads to clarity in discernment.
1.Who or what are great examples of selflessness you’ve experienced in your life
2. In what ways do you willingly embrace self-denial? How has it affected you
3. Sometimes we surround ourselves with friends who are not living a Christ-like life, or maybe you are guilty of this yourself. How do you turn away from this and remain a good presence to your friends who need good examples in their lives.
4. The way of death or the way of life were the words of the Catechism today, and so now we must ask ourselves: Do I want the way of death or the way of life?
“There is no place for selfishness and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice.” -St. John Paul II
Additional Resources for Lesson 3:
Bishop Barron on Intentional Discipleship by Bishop Robert Barron
Being a Disciple of Christ by Maurice Blumberg
Intentional Discipleship: Our Fundamental Catholic Identity by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
How to be a Good Disciple of Christ by Ascension Presents, featuring Fr. Mike Schmitz
The St. Philip Institute recommends these other supplemental resources.