I am beginning to see a theme here each week as God is reaching out us with a clear message. It is a very timely one for our modern times. In this week's Gospel, Jesus gives us the two greatest commandments.
The first one is love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. The second one is to love your neighbor as yourself. Last week's Gospel, we were called to remember that we are all created in the image and likeness of God.
Which commandment is easier for you to live by? Which commandment is harder?
In honor of All Saints day coming up.... here are some quotes to help us with loving others
St. Mother Teresa- " Spread LOVE everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts."
Pope St. Gregory the Great- "The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists it works great things, but when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist."
St. Catherine of Sienna- " Charity is the sweet and holy bond which links the soul with it's creator; it binds God with man and man with God.”
St. John of the Cross-" To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but the greatness of it's humility."
This week's prayer challenge:
I invite you to pray this scripture throughout the week:
"May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you."
1 Thessalonians 3:12
KEEP it SIMPLE!!- Let the lyrics of the song below reign in your heart!
For Children grade k-5:
This week we will be thinking about the two greatest Commandments that Jesus gave us to live a holy life.
1. Love God with all your heart , mind and soul.
2.Love your neighbors as yourself
Sounds easy doesn't it?!
What are ways you show your love for GOD?
What are ways you show your love for others?
Here is a catchy song to get us to remember the two greatest commandments. It another song that you can get up and move to the music. When we sing and dance with intention it is also a way to pray and increase our joy!
For those that like to make things to help them remember the lessons: click on the link below. If anyone would like their craft posted on our website we would love to share it!
For Grades 6- 8:
This week's theme is based on the two greatest commandments that came directly from Jesus!
Its all about LOVE!
1. LOVE GOD
It is that simple! How do we show our LOVE for GOD?
How do we LOVE others?
How do we live this out.....
on the sports field
in the cafeteria
on social media
with our friends
with people that are not kind
with people who are strangers
with people that have a lot
with people that have a little
with people that do not share the same life experience
with people that do share the same life experience
with people that are struggling with addictions
with people that are suffering with poor health
with people that are not as popular as you
with people that have family struggles
with people that are anxious
with people that are not anxious
The truth is that you were made to be a SAINT! You can become a SAINT with God's help!