What kinds of family trips did you go on as a child?
Did you ever get separated from your parents (or from your child) on a trip?
If so, what was that like?
What do you think Jesus was like as a child?
What challenges do you think Mary and Joseph faced raising Jesus?
Acting on the Word
Do something to bring joy or comfort to a child in your life this week.
Sunday: Luke 2:29-52
Monday: Matthew 18:1-5
Tuesday: Mark 9:33-37
Wednesday: Luke 9:46-48
Thursday: Matthew 19:13-15
Friday: Mark 10:13-16
Saturday: Luke 18:15-17
Monday-Wednesday readings and Thursday-Saturday readings are parallels: that is all three readings appear to tell of the same event. What is the same? What is different? What is the role of the child or children?