Listening to Jesus
How do you listen to God's beloved Son?
1) The Scriptures
2) Church teaching
4) Our families and friends
5) The world around us
6) Events of our own lives
Exercising TrustThe kind of trust Abraham demonstrated in God cannot be developed overnight. It takes a great deal of practice. We start out by exercising trust in small matters and we keep growing toward situations where heroic trust is needed.
Decide how you will exercise trust in situations like the following:
1) When a parent or teacher gives me a difficult assignment, I will exercise trust by ____________
2) When a friend promises to return a borrowed item, I will exercise trust by ______________________
3) When I am fearful or anxious about something that is beyond my control, I will exercise trust by _____
Starry SkyIn the first reading, God blesses Abraham by promising to make his descendents as countless as the stars of the sky.
Make a bulletin board with descendents of Abraham. Provide stars cut from white paper. Have children draw pictures of their family members and friends on the stars, using a different star for each person. Place these on the bulletin board.