What do you want to be?

What do you want to be?

Has anybody ever asked you what you want to be when you grow up? Some kids know right away what they want to be, and some grownups don’t even know how to answer that question! Yesterday, we celebrated the great feastday of the Cross. We remembered again what our Lord,...

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Christ saved the world!

Christ saved the world!

What does your family do when something is broken in your house? Let’s say the sink is clogged or the refrigerator is broken. Your parents might try their best to fix it themselves. Then, if it’s really broken, they might have to call a plumber or a repairman. Today, in...

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The pieces left over

The pieces left over

Have you ever read a book that reminds you of another one? Sometimes we hear a story and we remember another one like it we’ve heard before. Today the Gospel reading tells us the story of the feeding of the five thousand. Do you remember this one? Do you remember...

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The scriptures give us hope!

The scriptures give us hope!

How do you read a book? Where do you start? Do you skip a lot of it? Do you read just the last few pages? Do you pick and choose what you want to read out of a book? As Christians, we know we have a very important book to...

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Focus on Christ!

Focus on Christ!

Have you ever argued about something? Sometimes we argue about things that don’t even matter. Sometimes we might argue just to make ourselves look smart! Today, in our Orthodox Church, we remember the Fathers of the Fourth Ecumenical Council. The council was a huge meeting of church leaders more than...

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Freely give!

Freely give!

Have you ever gotten a gift from somebody, but you never gave anything back? Maybe for Christmas, somebody gave you a present that you didn’t expect…and you didn’t have anything to give back! After our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead and went to stay in heaven, He needed...

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God gives us directions!

God gives us directions!

Has anybody ever given you directions to get somewhere? Maybe you have heard your parents ask for directions if they were lost. Turn left at the first light, go under a bridge, and so on. We need directions to stay on the right way. Our Lord, Jesus Christ promised His...

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Christ’s Joy

Christ’s Joy

Have you ever done something to make somebody happy? Have you written a note or drawn a picture for somebody? Have you done a chore for somebody? Have you given somebody a compliment? It’s a big deal to make somebody happy or joyful! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear how...

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Never since the world began…

Never since the world began…

Can you think of a time that you saw something you had never ever seen before? Maybe it was an interesting animal or car or even food. Maybe you said to yourself, “I’ve never seen that before!” In today’s Gospel reading we read about something that happened while Jesus visited...

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God knows you!

God knows you!

Can you think of somebody who knows you very well? Somebody who knows all about your family, all about your favorite things, all about what you do with your time? Somebody who knows you better than anybody else does? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story of the Samaritan...

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