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 honor the relationships of parents and children.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s 2nd Reading from Colossians
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you listen to this familiar story again today, what one word or thought really struck you? What image do you take away from this reading?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: When is it the hardest for you to obey your parents?
Question for Youth: In Colossians, St. Paul lays out a way of life for the followers of Christ. As you read through this list, which one of these is most difficult for you to follow? Which one is easiest?
Question for Adults: We are invited to let the word of Christ dwell within us and direct our daily lives. Which one of the lifestyle suggestions in this reading speaks most loudly to you?