Going Deeper into Respect: Week 1/Day 2

Everyone is Someone for Whom Christ Died

Reflection Thoughts:

We don’t choose where or when to be born. We don’t choose where or when to die. But we can choose either to help others or turn away. We can choose to do nothing or be a hero. If you want to be a hero, do what God wants you to do. He will let you know what that is, as long as you are open to finding out.

–Mama Maggie

We have two things in common with every single person on the planet. We entered this world just like everyone else. And… we will experience death just like everyone else.

Does having something in common cause you to respect others more? Do you identify with those who live differently than you? Why?

Paul reminds us in our Reflection Scripture all of us at some point followed the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. All. Of. Us.

Mama Maggie’s quote reveals her deep respect for others. Is it possible respect is our first step to being a hero and truly heroically loving others?

Day 2: The Jewish Council

Read Matthew 26:59-68

What was the council seeking?

How did the high priest get Jesus to testify?

What did Jesus say? Was it true?

What was the high priest’s response?

Look up the definition of “blasphemy.” Who was guilty of this charge?

Jesus was being set up. Accused as a blasphemer by those who committed blasphemy and perverted justice.

Jesus died for those who committed unjust acts to get their own way and promote their agenda.

How far have you gone to get your way?

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