Family Page – Christ the King
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To help you and your family make the most of this weekend’s celebration while choosing to stay home in light of the pandemic, Ann has compiled some resources and activities for families. We hope you find them helpful!
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
As you gather to celebrate this Sunday in your home, you might think about decorating for a party complete with crowns for each family member (you can get them at Burger King and decorate on the plain side of that crown). This is the last Sunday of our liturgical year and we are celebrating the time when Christ returns as a king!
This Week’s Readings
- Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
- Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6
- 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
- Matthew 25:31-46
As you listen to the readings for today, we are reminded that we belong to Christ and it is Christ who makes claims on us that we cannot ignore. We are called to care for each other, including the poor and the marginalized. When we get to heaven, we will be asked what we’ve done to live the Corporal Works of Mercy.
This would be a great day to review the Corporal Works of Mercy with your family. These are things we can do to help each other, things we can do to be loving people. Explain that we cannot be perfect, but we want our loving actions to outweigh our not so loving actions. To further explain this to your family, draw a scale similar to the one shown below. Then ask the family to think of good actions and bad actions. You good list might include words like kind, forgiving, loving, etc. The bad actions list might include selfish, greedy, unkind, etc. Ask which actions would weigh down the scale
Remember: Christ will weigh all our goodness!
For adult pondering: In what ways are you being called to practice the Corporal Works of Mercy?
Have a great Sunday!