What did God prepare for us?

What did God prepare for us?

What is the best reward you’ve ever received? A trophy? A bag of candy? A ribbon? A certificate? In today’s Gospel, you will hear about the reward God wants to give each one of us. Did you know that God wants us to take care of each other? He wants...

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Getting in trouble?

Getting in trouble?

Can you think about a time you did something really wrong? Maybe you thought you would get in really big trouble for it. Maybe you really felt sorry about it, and you wished you hadn’t done it. In today’s Gospel reading, we read the story of the Prodigal Son. Remember,...

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Follow the map

Follow the map

Have you ever tried to follow a map? Sometimes it’s hard to get the hang of it, but once you get started, you just follow along the path. But if you get off track, sometimes it’s hard to get back on the right path. In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul...

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Playing by the rules

Playing by the rules

Have you ever tried to score, but you broke a rule, so your goal didn’t count? In basketball, maybe you made the basket…but you went out of bounds or pushed another player. In soccer, maybe you made the goal…but you were standing where you shouldn’t have been standing. As Christians,...

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What will you bring back?

What will you bring back?

Let’s say your parents have a little treat for you and a sibling—candy, or cookies, or a surprise. Usually they divide them up evenly, don’t they? Three for you, and three for your brother or sister. Ten for you, and ten for another. That seems fair, doesn’t it? In today’s...

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Making amends

Making amends

Have you ever done something wrong, and you tried to make it right? If you hurt your brother or sister, maybe you tried extra hard to do something nice for him or her. Or if you broke something, you could try to fix it, or even buy a new one....

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Let Light Shine for the Little Parishioners

Let Light Shine for the Little Parishioners

Have you ever visited a cave, or have you gone for a walk in a very dark place? Maybe it was so dark that you couldn’t see anything or anybody around you. What did you do? Did you turn on a flashlight and look around? When you turn on a...

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Christ’s gifts to us

Christ’s gifts to us

Now that Christmas is all over, are you tired of thinking about presents? Today’s epistle reading tells us about a different kind of present— a gift that Christ gives to each of us. The epistle says that our Lord, Jesus Christ, gives each one of us a gift—not one that...

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Stay clean!

Stay clean!

Have you ever taken a bath or a shower, and your parents told you to stay clean? You might have wanted to play outside and have fun, but you had to keep clean. You know, when we are baptized, we are made clean from sin and from everything we could...

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God reveals his Son to us!

God reveals his Son to us!

Have you ever found a word in the Bible that you don’t understand? Sometimes grown-ups even have to find out what a word means. In the epistle reading today, Saint Paul tells us where the gospel, the good news, came from. “For I did not receive it from man, nor...

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God is with us!

God is with us!

You know what is coming, don’t you? Christmas, the birth of Christ! We know what is coming, because it already came. Christ was born for us more than two thousand years ago, and we are still celebrating! Even before Christ was born, the faithful people knew somebody was coming too....

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A makeover

A makeover

Do you know what a “makeover” is? You might have seen one in a magazine or even on TV. You see pictures of one person, and then you see pictures of that same person with new clothes, a new hairstyle, everything different. That person was made over. You see from...

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