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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Who healed you?

Who healed you?

Do you ever make lists so you can remember to do something? Maybe you see your parents write lists—for groceries, for appointments, for bills, and so on. They do that so they will remember to do something important, right? Well, today when we hear the Gospel, we can really try...

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Very important jobs

Very important jobs

Do you have a special job you do around the house? Maybe cleaning up the table after dinner, or picking up toys, or vacuuming the carpet? Maybe you do a job that is just for you, and other family members have other jobs just for them. In today’s epistle reading,...

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Don’t touch?

Don’t touch?

Have you ever really wanted to touch something, but you couldn’t? Maybe you were at an art museum, and you really wanted to touch a painting or a sculpture so you could know what it felt like. (Maybe you even discovered the alarms that are all around the art work!)...

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They didn’t understand!

They didn’t understand!

Have you ever not understood something at first, but then you did later? Maybe you heard somebody say something, but it didn’t mean anything to you…but then later, you really got it. Today, on this wonderful feast of Palm Sunday, the Gospel reading tells us how our Lord entered Jerusalem....

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