An Understanding Heart
Reflect on what you consider your treasure.
A friend tells you that he or she has decided not to go to Mass any more because "its boring, and I don't get anything out of it."
A relative is becoming a "workaholic" because he or she wants to buy more luxury items. What might you say or do to help this person?
A younger brother or sister (yours or your friend's) keeps doing annoying things to get attention. How do you respond
to this person's need?
What Will You Ask God?Read 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 to the children. Explain that Solomon could ask God for anything he wanted. He asked for "an understanding heart."
Ask the children, "What will you ask God today?" Give each child a cut-out of a heart. Have them write and/or illustrate their responses. Let each child share his response and then place his heart on the prayer table.