Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jesus' Questions: Day 5

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!
Stop judging, that you may not be judged . . . Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove that splinter from your eye,' while the wooden beam is in your eye? ~ Matthew 7:1-4
Focus ~ It is easy to look around us and point out mistakes that other people make. It is more challenging to admit and work on correcting our own faults. Jesus wants us to focus more on our own holiness than that of our brothers and sisters.

Littles ~ What is one thing you did wrong today? How can you do better tomorrow?

Middles ~ Describe a time when someone else made a mistake. Describe a time when you made a similar mistake.

Bigs ~ How can you avoid judging another person when they do something wrong?

Moms ~ How do you keep from comparing yourself to others and focus on your own daily conversion?

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