Welcome to the Fourth week of Ordinary time. I happen to think that some very extraordinary things happen in ordinary time if you pay attention. Miracles are abundant in ordinary time in the liturgical calendar readings and in our own ordinary days of our lives. We should look with wonder and excitement as we do all the special days and seasons. May our hearts not be hardened but open to the grace of every new day and miracle.
May GOD give us the grace to stay close to him and open to HIS miracles all around us. Harden not our hearts.
For Families with kids in K-4th grade: This week we look at how Jesus lead by serving others and even performing miracles! We know and can trust in the authority of Jesus !
For families with children in grades 5-7: This week we learn about Jesus's authority. What does "Authority" mean? According to the dictionary authority means," the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience." This week Jesus commands evil spirits to leave a person. The evil spirits recognize Jesus as a authority and obey. It sounds like a scary story but it should give us comfort knowing that nothing is impossible for God!
God is stronger than evil. The video below helps us learn a great way to read scripture and pray with God's word. He gives us all the help we will ever need if we know how to look and listen. Help us to be more than amazed by God but to trust fully in HIS plans for us.
For Families with Youth in grades 8-12: