Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jesus' Questions: Day 22

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!
"Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?" He answered, "An enemy has done this." His slaves said to him, "Do you want us to go and pull them up?" He replied, "No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them." ~ Matthew 13:27-29
Focus ~ This is a parable, a story that is trying to teach us something.

Littles ~ Have you ever helped pull weeds in your yard or a garden?

Middles ~ Who, in the story, are the good seed? Who are the weeds?

Bigs ~ What does this story tell us about God's love for the wheat that grows from good seeds?

Moms ~ Share how this parable helps us understand our fallen world and how God can allow so much suffering and evil. Perhaps tell of some time in your own life or a story you have heard where God allowed suffering so that good may grow.

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