We present here the text that will be read at Sunday mass, the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, and we formulate some questions that might help us prepare to hear the reading.

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26 "So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 And even the hairs of your head are all counted. 31 So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
32 "Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; 33 but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.

Questions for adults:

- Why are we afraid?

- Of whom are we afraid?

- Why does Jesus say we have no reason to fear?

Questions for kids:

- Who should we fear according to Jesus?

- Why should we not be afraid?

- How do we acknowledge Jesus? Or deny him?