I'm trying something new this Lent. My goal is to find a simple way to talk about living our faith with my children on a daily basis, outside of our (more) formal studies of Scripture and Catechism. This series is based on the questions Jesus asks within the Gospel of Matthew. I am brainstorming here some ways to discuss these passages with each of my children and am sharing with you in hopes that you and your children might be blessed by daily faith sharing. If you try this with your children, I would love to hear about your conversations in the comments!
Focus ~ God doesn't just take care of us and provide for us the things we need. Assuring us of His love, He is generous without measure. He gives and gives plenty of the things we need and the things that will make us truly happy. All we have to do is ask Him and trust Him to do what is best for us.Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asks for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask Him? ~ Matthew 7:9
Littles ~ Name a gift you got for your birthday or Christmas that you really liked. Does God always give us good things?
Middles ~ Tell about a gift you received after asking someone for it. What gift would you like to ask God for today?
Bigs ~ Tell about a gift you received after asking God for it. What gift would you like to ask God for today?
Moms ~ Tell about a time when God did not give you what you asked but things turned out better than they would have if you had received that thing.