World Youth Day USA Guides International Pilgrimage Leaders Guide - Page 84

Individual Reflection small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the Having heard the Holy Father’s words, ground without your Father’s knowledge. consider the following questions for personal Even all the hairs of your head are counted. and individual reflection: So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who After this World Youth Day experience, acknowledges me before others I will how are God’s Word and his missionary acknowledge before my heavenly Father. call fresh for you? But whoever denies me before others, I will  What remains constant for you? deny before my heavenly Father.  What has changed?  How are you responding or now planning  Explain: Reflect on and discuss the following:  to respond to his invitation to missionary experiences at World Youth Day and your discipleship?  call to go out as missionary disciples? What frightens you about the Holy Father’s  words in Evangelii Gaudium?  How does this passage relate to your Do you find comfort in these words or do they frighten you? What excites you about his challenge?  Realizing that Jesus was a realist and did not mislead the disciples with false promises, Small Groups: Missionary Courage we know that being his missionary disciple Explain: In pairs (or trios), read the following is not trouble-free. What challenges and Gospel passage aloud (Mt 10:26-33). difficulties do you imagine you will face after WYD as a missionary disciple? Therefore do not be afraid of them.  Nothing is concealed that will not be Jesus says to “speak in the light” what you have received. How do you plan to do that, revealed, nor secret that will not be known. realizing your own circumstances and What I say to you in the darkness, speak in environment in which you live and work? the light; what you hear whispered,  proclaim on the housetops. And do not be The devotion of Divine Mercy, with its afraid of those who kill the body but cannot origins in Poland, encourages us to trust in kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one Jesus. How trusting are you of God to take who can destroy both soul and body in care of you when you are challenged for Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a your faith or your mercy towards others? 82