My sheep hear My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.
How do you get to know someone? You listen to them. Listening and hearing God is known as the gift of discernment. This week our Scriptures consider the role of listening and hearing the voice of Christ. As we continue to journey through this time of celebration and thanksgiving, we want to continue to listen to God and recognize His voice in our hearts. As parents, we need to be able to teach our children to do the same.
Weekend: Grow Your Family Culture!
- Read the Gospel of John, chapter 21, which tells of Christ’s surprising His apostles with breakfast on the beach after His Resurrection. This story ends the last Gospel. Discuss aspects of the story with your family. What part did they like the best? How do you think Peter felt when he saw Christ? Notice how John saw the Lord first, but Peter got to Him first.
- Have an Eastertide breakfast picnic in the park or in your backyard. While fried fish doesn’t sound like breakfast to most of us, maybe eggs on a campfire or French toast might? Be creative with what your family enjoys.
- Make a model of the parable of the Good Shepherd with a shepherd, sheep, a sheepfold, and a wolf. Have your children tell the story using the characters. You can do this using wooden peg figures or printable figures found online.
- Are there any other previous activities that you wanted to do in a family meeting and didn’t get a chance to do? Let your kids get a sense of how much they covered these past weeks. And it’s not over yet!