Are you listening?

Are you listening?

How many times has somebody—a teacher, your mother or father, or even a friend— told you to LISTEN? Sometimes we DO hear something, but that doesn’t mean we are really listening! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear a story about somebody who goes out to the field to plant seeds....

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No pain, no gain?

No pain, no gain?

Have you ever heard somebody say, “no pain, no gain”? Well, that means that you can’t get any better at something unless you have a little bit of pain with it. You know, if you train for a running race, sometimes you don’t feel so much like running. Maybe it...

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How can you love an enemy?

How can you love an enemy?

Has anybody ever asked you to do something that sounds impossible?  Maybe you had to do something that you thought, “There’s no way!” In today’s Gospel reading, we hear Jesus’ words, “Love your enemies.” How can we do that? An enemy is somebody we’re supposed to hate, right? No, not...

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Our Way or God’s Way?

Our Way or God’s Way?

Do you like to do things your way? Well, we all do, don’t we? You might have a good idea or a good plan, and when somebody tells you to do it another way, you might get kind of angry! Sometimes we can all be stubborn. When you hear today’s...

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Christ lives in me!

Christ lives in me!

What is the most amazing thing you have ever done? Have you tried really hard at something—and it showed? At school? On a team? At a special project? Even as a kid, you might have done something you’ve been really proud of. We all know about Saint Paul, don’t we?...

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God is on your side!

God is on your side!

Have you ever been afraid of somebody who is really there to help you? Maybe you’ve been a little scared of talking to a teacher or going to the doctor. Maybe you have seen a police officer or firefighter, and you wanted to hide. Sometimes we are frightened of somebody...

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10 Million Dollars!

10 Million Dollars!

What do you do when somebody gives you a present? Well, you probably say “thank you!” Then, you might try to repay that person with another present—maybe for a birthday or for Christmas. Sometimes, we might feel like we owe something until we’ve given something equal. In today’s Gospel reading,...

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What hurts more?

What hurts more?

What do you do when somebody makes fun of you? What do you say? Usually we say something back that is hurtful too, don’t we? In the epistle reading today, we hear about what Saint Paul did when people made fun of him and the other apostles. Remember, the apostles went everywhere, telling...

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Can you really do anything?

Can you really do anything?

Has anybody ever said to you, “You can do anything…as long as you try”?  Sometimes that sounds a little silly doesn’t it? A short little kid who isn’t so good at sports probably won’t ever be in the Olympics…no matter how hard he tries! And chances are, you won’t become...

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More than you asked for!

More than you asked for!

Have you ever asked your mother or father for a present—maybe for your birthday or for Christmas? Did they give it to you? Did you even get something extra? Sometimes we might get more than we ask for! Today we hear a story from the Bible that almost everybody knows. Jesus was...

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