“Do as I say, not as I do.” How many of us have been tempted to say this to our children? In today’s Gospel we hear a resounding reply from Jesus, “Practice what you preach.” Those who know us best, our family and especially our children, can identify the inconsistencies between what we want to teach and the example we give. The challenge for all of us, especially for those of us who are parents, is to model with consistency the faith and the Christian way of life we wish to teach our children.
As you gather as a family, talk about what it means to practice what you preach. Identify some examples of people you know who practice what they preach. What do you observe about these people? What do you admire about them?
In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus talk about the importance of acting in ways that are consistent with our faith. Read together today’s Gospel, Matthew 23:1-12. Talk together about ways in which your family might better practice the faith that you profess. Choose one action to take that will show your faith in action. Pray together that your family’s faith will be shown consistently in your actions. Pray the Prayer for Vocations you will find on the last page of the bulletin.
Partners in Faith,
Please pray for our Faith Formation program and especially our students in the First Communion and Confirmation classes.
- Wed., November 8 -Faith Formation Class & First Communion Parent/Child Retreat at 5:30pm
- Wed., November 15 – Faith Formation Class 5:30-7pm
- Sat., November 18 – Confirmation Parent/Candidate Retreat 2pm with Rite of Enrollment Mass at 5pm