Catholic Commentary on The Chosen
Episode 4 | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen | Season 3
Episode 5 • 37m
The Chosen depicts two powerful miracles in "Clean, Part 1": the healing of the woman with the flow of blood and the raising of Jairus' daughter. Join Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger for another episode of Catholic Commentary on The Chosen. In this episode, they discuss ways The Chosen draws on Catholic tradition, the cost of discipleship, and the relationship between faith and reason.
1. Reflect on both miracles shown in this episode (Mt 9:18-26; Mk 5:21-43; Lk 8:40-56). What stands out to you? In what ways do you need healing? Talk with Jesus about what arises.
2. The goal of every Christian's life is to reflect Christ. According to tradition, Veronica helps Jesus by caring for his bleeding face—his flow of blood—as he carries the Cross. How are you called to model Christ's life to those around you? Ask the Father for the grace to be more like his Son.
3. Through the purity laws of the Old Testament, Jews were set apart from the rest of the world as God's chosen people. Which practices in your life show that God has set you apart as one of his own?
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