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Session 4 Video Questions: The Paschal Mystery- The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

· Scripture tells us that the Son of God humbled himself to become man and was obedient to the Father even to his death on the cross (Philippians 2:5-11). What does God’s willingness to enter our world, embrace our humanity and die for our sins tell us about God’s love for us? How can Jesus’ self-sacrificial love be an example for our lives?

· According to the video, what does it mean when we say in the Creed that Jesus descended into hell?

· In the video, we heard that because we live in a broken world, we should never ask, “Will I suffer?” but rather “What will I do when I suffer?” As Peter says, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you” (2 Peter 4:12). In fact, Jesus himself entered our humanity and has shared in our suffering. And he wants to be with us to help us in the midst of our trials. What do you do when you encounter suffering in your life? Do you turn to God or do you turn away from God? Why?

· Reflect on the following quote: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” —Luke 9:23 Consider some ways you can imitate Christ’s sacrificial love more in your life. For example, how can you be more generous in your relationship with God? What are some ways you can deny yourself— your time, comfort, or desires—and make sacrifices to serve better the people God has placed in your life? 

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