2. Now read Jonah 2. Again, what speaks to you in this passage and why? Why do you suppose it often takes a “Jonah moment” (i.e. finding yourself out of options) to get us re-focused on God? Any Jonah moments in your life lately?
3. On Sunday, we talked about being over-committed and how this stretches our primary commitment to God. Do you resonate with this? What sort of spiritual disciplines might help you keep your eyes and heart focused on what really matters (i.e. fasting, solitude, silence, etc.).
4. The sermon on Sunday focused on John, chapter 21. This is the story of Jesus restoring Peter with the question, “Peter, do you love me more than these?” Why is this such an important question for over-caffeinated, over committed and over burdened people like us? How does this change how we think about such activities as prayer and spending time in God’s Word?
5. This is a famous prayer by St. Patrick. If you are in a group, pray it together. If you are alone, pray it out loud.
“Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.”