This week 's Gospel continues with the call of the first disciples. John the Baptist had been put in prison. Jesus begins his public preaching and the first disciples start to follow him. They become hooked on Jesus. They leave their safe and secure lives to follow Jesus. They trust and they follow. Talk about change! Their lives will never be the same. What does Jesus ask us to do to follow Jesus? Are we willing to trust and follow?
For this week's musical reflection and prayer. Answer this question as if Jesus was singing to your heart.
For Families with kids in grade k-4: This week we will think about what it means to follow Jesus. People who follow Jesus are called "disciples". What do you do to follow Jesus? How would someone know that you are friends with Jesus?
Brainstorm ways you can follow Jesus and make a craft to remind you and others!
For Families with kids in grades 5- 7: This week we focus on the first disciples ( in the past) and the disciples of the present. What does it mean to follow Jesus?
Imagine getting the Jesus Memo ( or text) It gives us things to think about.
For Families with YOUTH in grades 8-12: This week is all about who you follow? If Jesus was on Instagram would you follow him? Would you read his Tweets? Would you friend him on Facebook? Are you a disciple of JESUS? Do you follow him?
Let's start this with a little humor........
Let our prayer be to follow Jesus and to encourage one another when we are struggling to keep the faith and stay close to HIM.