All around the world, hundreds of thousands of churches are reading the story of Jesus’ return to Nazareth. The people of that town were so jealous! They thought they knew Jesus when he was a boy, but they rejected Jesus as the man and great prophet who spoke in their synagogue.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Whatever this is, I’ll bet God has even greater plans for you, just as God did for Jesus. Be open to God each day and God will show you. If you want to be close to God and do what God wants, then whatever work you do, you will bring others to the Lord and to the joy of knowing and serving God.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Jesus at home in my heart v. 23
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.
This is the Fourth Week in Epiphany
Winter in the north. Year C
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…