Reflection: In the Gospel, we hear God speaking directly. He tells us, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” That’s a pretty simple message. And frankly, life is that simple. All we have to do is be willing to listen to Jesus, and of course, to respond to Him and follow His will for our lives. Now this is no easy task at times, but thanks be to God, He gave us the Holy Catholic Church to teach us, provide the authoritative teachings of Christ, and to give us priests to guide us. So God’s call for us is simple – listen to Him. The way we are able to do it is also simple – follow what the Church instructs us to do. All that’s left is our response – make it a simple “yes!”
Big Picture: All we need in life is to follow Jesus
Younger saints: Do you know what the purpose of your life is? (To know, love, and serve God in this world so that we can be with Him forever in heaven.) How do we know how to serve God? (By listening to our parents and our priests, who teach us how.)
Older saints: Our society tells us that we need many things. Reflect on what you really need in your life. Do you really need all that society tells you, or are those things just nice to have? What do you think about the statement that all we need in life is to follow Jesus? How do you think your life would go if you followed this statement in everything you did?
Scripture Verse for the Week: The Lord is my lights and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
You are now entering the mission field: Teach others (younger siblings, friends, neighbors) about Jesus and the Catholic Church. (Spiritual words of mercy – to instruct the ignorant)