Luke 1:26-56

Mary, the Annunciation and Visitation

22/12/2014 5:39 pm

Luke 1:26-56

After the ‘wondering’ about what struck you, or caught your attention, begin to talk about Mary’s experience, as a young mother, her faith and response to God, and how this speaks to you in your lives, and your own faith response.

Some of the following questions might help the conversations:

  • Who listens to you? Who do you listen to? When and how do you ‘listen’ to those in your family? What does it feel like, to listen, especially in difficult times?
  • How do you ‘listen to God’? What does that feel like?
  • How does Mary listen to God? What are her immediate/later responses?
  • What might you include in your ‘Song of Praise’ about your life and family?
  • What’s it like finding out about a new baby on the way? What’s going on in your hearts and minds as parents? As wider family? What’s it like being a parent for the first time? What are the hopes and the concerns? What helps?

The key questions to draw the conversation together:

  • How does this story ‘speak’ to us about our ‘call’ to be a family?
  • How does it speak to our ‘journey’?
  • How does it speak to us about our ‘purpose’ or ‘mission’ as a family?
  • What support do we need from the Church?
  • What is already available? What needs to be developed?
  • From our family life experience, what do we offer that could enrich the life of the Church?

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