Don’t be ashamed!

Don’t be ashamed!

Can you think of something you were really embarrassed about? Maybe it was something that was actually no big deal, like dropping your lunch at school or tripping over your own two feet. But have you ever been embarrassed about bigger things? Like your Christian faith? In today’s Gospel reading,...

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A new creation

A new creation

Have you ever been really excited about getting something new? New clothes, a new toy, maybe some new school supplies this year. It’s fun to have something fresh and clean and new. In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul tells how people could become Christians. He wrote, “A new creation is...

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Do everything “in love”!

Do everything “in love”!

What would happen if you tried to make a cake…but only listened to part of the directions? Maybe you did everything perfectly: you beat the eggs, you sifted the flour…but you left out the sugar. That would not be a very good cake, would it? It’s important to listen to...

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What’s the book about?

What’s the book about?

Have you ever had to tell somebody a summary of a book or a movie? “What’s the book about?” “What’s that movie about?” somebody might say. Then you tell what happened, right? In today’s epistle reading, we hear the summary of the whole Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ....

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“I’m sorry”— in words and actions

“I’m sorry”— in words and actions

Have you ever said you were sorry for something…but you didn’t really mean it? Maybe you said it because your parents told you to. Or maybe you said “I’m sorry” because you didn’t want to get in more trouble! Today’s Gospel reading tells us about a man who said he...

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The easy life?

The easy life?

Wouldn’t it be great to spend your whole life relaxing, kicking back, eating good food, and enjoying the easy life? A happy, comfortable, pain-free life. Sounds good at first…but would it really be so good? Today’s epistle reading is a letter Saint Paul wrote to the people of Corinth. The new...

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Rise and have no fear

Rise and have no fear

Have you ever been afraid of something… but you wanted to see it anyway? Maybe a movie with a scary part? Something in real life even? Today in the Gospel we hear about a time the disciples were afraid. Today, we celebrate one of the 12 great feasts of our...

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With one voice

With one voice

Have you ever been in a big cafeteria—maybe at school or at a restaurant? Did you ever stop to listen to how noisy it is when everybody is talking at once, all saying different things? Now, have you ever been to a concert, when the singers all use their voices...

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Do…and teach

Do…and teach

Can you think of something you’ve taught somebody else to do? Cook a dinner? Tie your shoes? Dribble the basketball behind your back? When you teach something, you have to do it yourself first, right? You’d look kind of silly if you just told somebody how, but couldn’t (or wouldn’t)...

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On your lips and in your heart

On your lips and in your heart

Have you ever heard somebody say, “Say what you mean, and mean what you say!”? We want to be truthful about what we say, don’t we? In the epistle reading today, Saint Paul tells us how important it is to mean what you say! He writes, “The word is near...

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