The Life Teen Podcast is attached. Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21.
“Many times we focus on the ‘What’ or ‘How’ of life but it is the ‘Why’ that is the most important question to ask ourselves. Why do I go to Church? Why do I love God? Why is this moral issue important? The answer leads us to our beliefs. However, have we asked the ‘Why’ question about why God does what God does? Why is their suffering? Why can God let me be in this situation? When we ask this question, we not only learn a little more about God but we learn about ourselves as well. The question may be ‘Why God’ but the answer is always because of the great love he has for us. It is the ‘Why” that we focus on in prayer. As the question ‘Why” in prayer and listen quietly for God’s response.” (Mark Hart)
This podcast is an excellent foundation for a weekly Bible study focused on the readings throughout the liturgical year. These Bible studies can be at the parish, at a coffee shop or even on-line.