Being Christian Isn’t Easy

Being Christian Isn’t Easy

Has anybody ever told a lie to you? Have you ever been untruthful about something too? In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul writes, “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature and have put on the new nature.” Saint Paul knew that “Do...

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God Can Make Little, Humble Places Be Impressive

God Can Make Little, Humble Places Be Impressive

Do you live in a big city or a little, tiny town? God can make little, humble places be impressive. In this week’s Gospel reading, we hear about where our Lord, Jesus Christ lived. After He was baptized, Christ started His ministry—His real work! The Gospel tells us that Jesus...

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Saint John Gave God the Glory

Saint John Gave God the Glory

Give God the Glory! Have you ever had to admit somebody was better than you are at something? Maybe you lost an arm wrestling match, or maybe you lost a race. Maybe you lost at a spelling bee or another contest. It is humbling when we have to admit somebody...

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Did You Know: Jesus Came From Bethlehem, Egypt, and Nazareth

Did You Know: Jesus Came From Bethlehem, Egypt, and Nazareth

Lots of people wanted to know “Where is Jesus from?” Well, He lived in Bethlehem, Egypt, and then Nazareth. Have you ever met somebody new? When we meet somebody, you might get asked, “What’s your name?” or “Where are you from?” or “Where do you live?” When we want to...

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Do You Know Where the Word “Bible” Comes From?

Do You Know Where the Word “Bible” Comes From?

It comes from the Greek word, “biblos,” which means “book.” And today’s Gospel reading starts with that very word. It starts “The book of the Genealogy of Jesus Christ.” The words “the book” are the very beginning of the New Testament, when we learn about our Lord, Jesus Christ. Why...

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Getting Ready for Christmas this Year

Getting Ready for Christmas this Year

What do you do to get ready for Christmas? Do you buy or make presents? Do you help decorate? Do you go to Christmas parties? Do you make cookies? Do you get pictures taken with Santa Claus? This time of year, we have lots of things to do that help...

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Let’s Always Be Happy for Others

Let’s Always Be Happy for Others

Have you ever been to somebody else’s birthday party? Maybe you watched as a friend or a brother or sister opened presents. Maybe you watched as he was excited with what he got. Were you happy for him? Or did you wish it was your day instead? In today’s Gospel...

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We are Never Alone. You Are Part of the Christian family

We are Never Alone. You Are Part of the Christian family

Have you ever been somewhere when you didn’t know anybody there? Maybe on the first day of school, or even at a party or another activity, you looked around the room and didn’t know anybody! Sometimes we can feel so alone, even when we are with others! In the epistle...

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God Saved Us Because He Loves Us

God Saved Us Because He Loves Us

Salvation is A Gift Has anybody ever given you a gift…and you never gave anything back? Sometimes you might get a present, and you just say “thank you!” You might not give a present back. Today’s epistle reading reminds us of the great gift that God gives us…and we can...

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When God Gives Us Something, Let’s Share It

When God Gives Us Something, Let’s Share It

Have you ever talked to somebody who only talks about himself? Maybe he talked about what he wanted to do, what he wanted to eat, what he wanted to play, what he thought was interesting. It’s no fun talking to somebody who thinks only about himself! Our Lord reminds us...

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Be the One Who Shows Mercy

Be the One Who Shows Mercy

Have you ever wondered how many times we say, “Lord, have mercy!” in the Liturgy? We say it almost 50 times! We say it so many times because we want God to hear us. We want God to forgive us, and keep us with Him even though we don’t always...

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Always Remember Share with Others

Always Remember Share with Others

Has anybody ever stolen something from you? Maybe somebody stole a toy of yours or even a bike. Maybe you left your dessert on the table and your sister ate it when you got up from the table! It is not a good feeling when somebody takes something that belongs...

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