Respect, compassion, concern for the well-being of others—these are virtues practiced toward one another in a Christ-like family. Talk together about how and when these virtues were manifest in your family during the past week. If you have difficulty thinking of examples of any one of them, make a serious effort during the coming week to practice it.
Choose one of the following activities as a way to further reflect on the Sunday readings as a family:
- Read the Apostles’ Creed together as a family. Discuss how Jesus’ Resurrection was a foretelling of our future resurrection and spending forever with God and our loved ones.
- Look back at the miracles performed in 1 Kings Chapter 17. Act them out. Discuss what the people who witnessed these miracles must have felt when they saw with their own eyes Elijah perform them. How was the raising of the widow’s son similar to Jesus’ raising of the widow’s son in Luke 7:11-17? Find all the similarities.
- Discuss how the loss of loved ones to death is just a temporary separation. Pray for them and for peace for survivors while waiting to see them again.