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 ~ The Pharisees were criticizing the disciples for picking grain on the Sabbath to eat, and this is how Jesus responds. Sunday, our Sabbath, is meant to be a day of rest and worship.Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry, how he went into the house of God and ate the bread of offering, which neither he nor his companions but only the priests could lawfully eat? Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests serving in the temple violate the Sabbath and are innocent? ~ Matthew 12:3-5
Littles ~ What special things does our family do on Sundays?
Middles ~ What things does our family avoid doing on Sundays?
Bigs ~ In what ways could our family do a better job of keeping the Sabbath?
Moms ~ Discuss some options for improving your family's Sabbath and decide on and commit to one baby step towards a better day of rest.