Our Assignment

Our Assignment

Have you ever worked on something that you thought was really good, but then it turned out it wasn’t? Maybe you turned in something at school that you were proud of, but you still got a bad grade? Sometimes we might think we’re doing really well, but maybe we aren’t!...

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“Go and do likewise!”

“Go and do likewise!”

Have you ever talked about a big plan you had? Maybe you talked about a trip you’d like to go on, or a fort you’d like to make, or a book you’d like to write. After you talked about it, did you ever have a hard time doing it? In...

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“A pearl in the mud”

“A pearl in the mud”

Have you ever found some money on the ground? Maybe a coin or two in the dirt, or a dollar bill on the floor somewhere? Most people would get excited about that, and they would snatch that money up! Today we hear a Gospel reading about something else that’s valuable!...

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Jesus’s close friends

Jesus’s close friends

Have you ever told something to your good friends that you didn’t want to tell just everybody? Did you have a toy or a special story that you shared only with your closest friends? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about two special miracles that our Lord Jesus Christ did...

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Christ in us

Christ in us

What color did you wear after you were baptized? You probably don’t remember your own baptism. But if you’ve seen a baptism, you know the new Christian wears white. All white. Pure and clean white. That’s because after you are baptized, everything is new. Everything is different. You might look...

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What does it mean?

What does it mean?

Have you ever had a question at school or at church or even with your family or friends, but you were too shy to ask it? Maybe you pretended you knew the answer. Maybe you changed the subject. Maybe you just kept quiet and kept it to yourself. Today’s Gospel...

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Boasting

Boasting

Have you ever boasted about something? Did you show off for something great you did, or something cool you have? A goal you made in soccer, a toy you got for Christmas, a score you got on a test, some new clothes you bought? We’ve all boasted about something. In...

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Be like your Father!

Be like your Father!

Has anybody ever said you look like your father or your mother…or some other relative? Or maybe somebody told you that you act a little like one of your parents or grandparents—maybe your personality or your jokes or your interests. In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about how our Lord,...

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Crowding around Jesus

Crowding around Jesus

Have you ever tried hard to hear something, so you crowded closer and closer until you could hear? Maybe you crowded in closer to somebody singing or somebody telling a story or even to a speaker attached to a CD player. When we want to hear something, we do what...

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God loves us!

God loves us!

Do your parents do things for you? Do they give you food and clothes and a place to live? Do they read to you and play with you? Do they try to help you when you are sad? Do they give you treats sometimes and presents too? Why do they...

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A new creation

A new creation

Imagine making a tower out of blocks or Legos. Let’s say you are really proud of it, but somebody comes and knocks it all down. Imagine now making a new tower, taller, bigger, stronger, and even better! It’s a new, better creation. Before Jesus came, humans—God’s creation— were knocked down...

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You’re invited!

You’re invited!

If the king invited you, would you go to the wedding for his son? Most people would! A few years ago, the prince in England had a wedding. A million people stood along the streets to watch them pass by. More than 2 billion people watched on TV! They would...

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