Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.
Theme: The day of the Lord is a day of hope and joy.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today's 2nd Reading
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear Paul's advice about work, what strikes you in the reading? What single word stands out to you?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: Jesus teaches us that work is good for us. What kind of work do you do during the week? How does it help you?
Question for Youth: Jesus tells us that even though bad things will happen, we are safe in God. When have you felt the safety of God’s life in your own life?
Question for Adults: Paul's words to the Thessalonians are tough: if you want to eat, you must work! How does this translate into our society today? How do you reconcile this with Jesus' command to love and feed the poor?