Think About What Others Want

How you can think about what others want?

Did you notice today’s Gospel reading says a little about sheep and goats? Jesus tells about how God will judge us all. He will put some people on one side and other people on the other side, just “as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Do you know something about goats? They are stubborn animals. It’s hard to get them to do something. They are smart, but they don’t do things they don’t want to do. They just think about what they want to do. Sheep are different, because they usually follow the shepherd. They go where the shepherd wants them to go.

God doesn’t want us to be like the goats! God doesn’t want us to be stubborn. He doesn’t want us to think about ourselves all the time and what we want to do. God doesn’t want us to run off and get into trouble (like goats always do!). God wants us to stick with the Shepherd. And who’s the Shepherd? Well, God is the Shepherd, the loving Shepherd who is always looking out for
His sheep.

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SAINT PAUL THE SIMPLE: BLESSED SIMPLICITY

We celebrate St. Paul the Simple today, March 7th (OC: March 20th).
Have you ever heard somebody call a person “simple”? Usually, it doesn’t mean something good! Somebody simple might be
somebody who isn’t too smart or doesn’t understand anything! But today we celebrate Saint Paul the Simple, and “simple” for this saint was a great compliment! Saint Paul was simple, because he knew the simplest thing—that he wanted to love God and to
serve Him! In a way, life was simple for this saint, because he knew that one thing.


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Presvytera Alexandra Houck

Presvytera Alexandra Houck created The Children's Word bulletin so children will know they are not only welcome in church, but even more, an essential part of the Church family. She hopes the weekly bulletin will be just one more way we can make kids feel at home in church. Presvytera Alexandra is a graduate of Duke University and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Her husband, Fr. Jason Houck, is a priest at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN. Presvytera Alexandra and Fr. Jason have five small children: Lydia, Paul, Silas, Philip, and Sarah. Presvytera Alexandra grew up attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville, North Carolina with her nine siblings.