Session Two: At Home This Week
Our session this week was all about how to be a good friend to Jesus! We also learned about the importance of the Bible and the first couple of steps in the Sacrament of Reconciliation!
Growing Closer to Jesus
Who are the friends of Jesus? You are!
Jesus has chosen you!
Friends spend time together. Talk to Jesus every day!
We get to know Jesus better through Reconciliation.
The Bible and the Holy Spirit
The Bible tells us how to live as friends of Jesus.
The Bible gives us Rules of Love to live by: to know what to do to be good, to choose love, and to avoid sin.
The Holy Spirit is a special helper who helps us stay close to Jesus, be sorry, and know right from wrong.
Rite of Reconciliaiton
We get ready to make our confession by spending quiet time considering what we are sorry for, asking God to help us be honest, and trusting the priest to help us.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation often includes a reading from the Bible.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." - John 1:1
The Bible is an incredible tool and gift from God that our children need to know how to use. As parents, it is our job to teach them! But let's face it, we might need a brush up on bible-basics ourselves! First, there are two ways to read the bible! Literally and spiritually. Fr. Casey Cole breaks that down for you in the video below:
Okay.... so now we understand that the bible should not always be taken at face value... and that it significantly influences our spirituality through allegory, moral lessons, and anagogically.
Great - So... HOW to teach our kids the basics of how to use the bible... Books - Chapters - Verses!! So confusing!!
Not to worry - I've got you covered with that too! Check out this video from the Miacademy Learning Channel. Watch this one with your kids!
At Home This Week
You still have plenty of formation to do for your kiddos at home!
"Rules of Love" on page 7 of the workbook
"Accident or Sin" on page 11 of the workbook
Fill in the blank prayer on page 13 of the workbook
"At Home This Week" on page 15 of the workbook