Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Jesus' Questions: Day 20

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!
You brood of vipers, how can you say good things when you are evil? For from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks. ~ Matthew 12:34
Focus ~ A hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does the opposite. For example, someone might say they love God but are constantly unkind to others. To some degree, we are all hypocrites, because we are all sinners. But, Jesus condemns those who constantly choose evil ways and yet speak of being good.

Littles ~ Do you say you love God? What do you do to show your love for God?

Middles ~ What do you do to show your love for God?

Bigs ~ Can you give an example of someone doing something hypocritical?

Moms ~ Share a time in your life when you found yourself being hypocritical.

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