My daughter told me, “For you being a priest, we aren’t the most religious family.” Is that because our faith is practical and immersive?
I want my kids to be tender with the vulnerable and disadvantaged, serving their neighbor with compassion. I also want them to be able to share the Good News of how God is working in their lives.
The disciples would be seen as misfits in tension with the established social norms and hierarchies. Sounds pretty punk rock to me.
Mary Magdalene proclaimed to the Apostles and to the world the work of the risen Christ in her life.
Sacrificial love is an embodied faith lived for the benefit of other people.
Palm crosses are an outward and visible sign of the triumph of sacrifice and love.
Once I buried a statue of St. Joseph upside-down, I started noticing how his steady faith carried him and his family through topsy-turvy situations.
Sometimes even a colander with water-filled holes can help kids understand that they are dearly loved and claimed by God.