We have two different stories from the gospels today, one from Luke and the other from John. Both of them are stories about the disciples meeting Jesus after he rose from the dead. John tells us that Jesus met his disciples on the shore of the Galilean Sea where they had gone back to fishing.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for Easter 3b – 18-April-21”
The gospel story for today talks about a lot of people seeing Jesus after the resurrection. When you see something important what do you do?[Wait for answers]
One of the most important things we can do is to tell people about what we've seen ourselves.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for Easter B – 4-April-21”
We come to this table to remember the death of Jesus but, in a way, we're also remembering Jesus' resurrection. We know that Jesus is our host here at the Table, so in coming, we remember that he lives and is with us in this very moment. … Read the rest “Table Meditation for Easter B 4-April-21”
We already know that God's idea of power is not much like our own. Yet it's a hard lesson to really learn, so today we get two very clear examples:
First, we get Jesus, riding on the back of a donkey, surrounded by ordinary people, making his way into Jerusalem. … Read the rest “Table Meditation for Palm Sunday – 28-March-21”
"unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." This bread before us is the result of seeds that fell to the earth and was reborn as stalks of grain, then "died" again, to be reborn as bread. … Read the rest “Table Meditation (Gospel) for 21-March-21”
In one of today's scriptures, the writer asks God to create a clean heart within him. What do you think it means to have a clean heart?
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I think that part of what the writer is asking God for is to forgive him for all the times he's hurt other people in some way.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for Lent 5b – 21-March-21”
Have you ever heard the word "condemn"? What do you think "condemn" means?
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In today's gospel reading, we hear that God did not send Jesus into the world to condemn the world. In fact, God sent Jesus into the world to save it.… Read the rest “Children’s Moment for Lent 4b – 14-March-21”