If we had to introduce Jesus to somebody, would we be able to? How would we identify Him? This reflection asks us who we think Jesus is.
Person of Christ
Jesus Christ, in His infinite love, has become what we are, in order that He may make us entirely what He is. – St Irenaeus
The readings for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A show us that God is Lord over all of the earth. This might be a good time to talk about how we can let Jesus be Lord in our own lives. There is also a theme of recognizing God.
There are several different aspects of the story of the woman at the well which are interesting to reflect upon. Here are some questions for different ways to look at this story. These can be used to help facilitate group discussion or for starters for journaling.
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord commemorates when Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem to be consecrated. There they met Simeon and Anna who blessed the child and prophesied about him. Use this crossword puzzle to reinforce the main characters and ideas in the gospel for this day. The printable crossword can be used with youth ministry or children’s Liturgy of the Word or a Sunday School lesson.
For Year A, the readings inspire us to think about the call to holiness and the need to declare that Jesus has died for our redemption.
This Toy Story parody is an explanation of the Incarnation for youth. Show it at an Advent or Christmas themed youth ministry meeting. Covers the topic of the Immaculate Conception also.
August 6 is the Feast of the Transfiguration. This day commemorates the day Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, traditionally thought to be Mount Tabor. This is recounted in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Peter, James, and John witnessed the event.
During the Second Sunday of Lent we consider that Jesus is both human and divine. How does our encounter with Jesus transform us? Find resources, social media graphics, and games for your youth group, classroom, or family here.
For the First Sunday in Lent we are challenged to go to the desert with Jesus and face our temptations. Find helps and reflections for youth and families for the Sunday readings here.