Ordinary Time Readings: Sunday, September 14

Reading: Genesis 18:17-33 and John 15:12-17

  1. Reflect on the friendship of God and Abraham as you read Genesis 18:17-33. What do you discover?
  2. What do you sense happening in Abraham as God discloses his plans? What does this say to you about God’s intent to share his intimate plans with humanity? What insights emerge about prayer, intercession, and collaborating with God for the salvation of others?
  3. Jesus calls us friends in John 15:12-17. How do you understand friendship from this passage? How does it make you feel knowing he calls you friend? Is there anything you’d like to share with your friend at this moment? Is there something on your heart? Or would you like to know what’s on his heart? Spend some time with your friend in prayer.