Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Reflection:  We receive yet another call to evangelization in the scriptures today.  The letter to the Hebrews reminds us that we must “rouse one another to love and good works.”  How else can we do this than by being an example and by letting God’s light shine in us.  Strive today to be an example of God’s love to all those that you meet.  Only after others see God’s light in us will they long to live that way as well.

Reflection for kids:  The readings reminds us that God has asked us to follow His commands and to teach others about God and His commands as well.  This is called evangelization.

Big Picture:  Let God's light shine in you

Discussion Starters:
     Younger saints:
  What is evangelization?  Do you or your family do this in your daily lives?  Who do you know that you could tell about God?
     Older saints:  Is the thought of evangelization through words still scary to you?  Do you find it easier to do good works for others than to talk to others about God?  Strive to focus more fully on doing good works and others will see God’s light in you.  Educate yourself on the teachings of the Church and prepare for questions from those who see you living your life for God.  They will see your good works and God’s light in you and they will seek to learn more about God from you.

Fun Fact:  To gain the happiness of heaven we must know, love, and serve God in this world (St. Joseph’s Baltimore Catechism No. 1, 2008, p. 12).

Saint of the day: 
 St. John Bosco
     What they are remembered for:  St. John Bosco was blessed by numerous vivid dreams that guided his life.  He devoted his life to caring for neglected young boys.  He later founded the Salesian order.
     Feast day:  January 31

Daily Notes: 

1 comment:

  1. How do you let God's light shine in you for others to see? One easy way our family has tried to do this is by praying outloud before all family meals that are eaten at restaurants. It is surprising how many conversations get started with those around us when they hear us prayer our meal prayer!