Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
During the Christmas season from December 24th until the Sunday after Epiphany, we reflect upon the mystery of love that is made visible in the birth and early childhood of Christ.
Theme: We must do what God wants, even when we don't understand it fully.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today's Gospel
Step One: Listen to the Word
What one word or thought in this reading really strikes you? What image from this reading lingers for you now in your memory?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: What does God want you to do? To forgive? Be generous? To love?
Question for Youth: As you grow, how do you know what God wants you to do? How do you hear the voice of God saying, "you are one of mine, of my chosen?"
Question for Adults: Today's readings lead to a core question: As you follow God and do what he wants, how do you experience his loving words: "You are my own. My favor is upon you."?