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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Keep alert!

Keep alert!

Have you ever looked into another car, as you were riding along? Maybe you noticed another driver talking on his or her phone. Maybe somebody was even texting a message or putting on makeup or eating a burrito— all while driving 70 miles an hour down the road! Doing things...

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Passing on the Good News

Passing on the Good News

Have you ever watched a relay race? Maybe you have seen runners in the Olympics. In a relay race, one runner runs, and then he passes a baton to another runner. Then that runner keeps running. After that, he passes it to somebody else. In today’s epistle reading, we hear...

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Forgive, and be forgiven!

Forgive, and be forgiven!

Have you ever told on somebody… about something you’ve done too? You might have told your parents or your teacher on a brother or sister or classmate. “He hit me!” “She called me a mean name!” “He wrote on the wall!” “She broke my Lego creation!” But maybe you did...

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Take it easy?

Take it easy?

Have you ever started a project that you thought was going to be really easy, but it actually turned out to be super hard? Maybe you’ve seen your parents do this too. They might say, “This will just take a second!” but then they are still working on it hours...

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Do not be afraid!

Do not be afraid!

Have you ever been scared about something? A strange noise at night? Somebody being sick? Going down into the basement by yourself? Everybody has been scared of something, even your parents, even your teachers, even Jesus’s disciples. In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about a time when one of Jesus’s...

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