This year I have two parental goals during Eastertide: Remember to teach the story of Easter and remember to celebrate Easter for its full fifty days.
On Palm Sunday, during the reading of the passion gospel, my three and a half year old learned that Jesus died. On the one hand, I was swelling with parental pride for his calm attentiveness and understanding of the story. But on the other hand, I was worried about how this new information would begin processing in his young mind.
It can be difficult for our children to the stories of Holy Week. Here are some tips for preparing children for the Passion.
“Resurrection comes amid the deep loss that plunges us into darkness, when life hurts and makes no sense.” Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE The day after […]
Or should I say “Seven weeks of feasting?!?!?!”
Your screaming toddler just might save your soul.
My young daughter is beginning to understand the holy through the ordinary.
A sister site from Forward Movement aims to help us grow as disciples for all 50 days of Easter.
Almost ten years ago, I started hiding my children’s Easter baskets. Only now do I see the connection to the story of the resurrection.
If I want to be able to absorb all the new life Easter has to offer – all the resistance it offers to the powers of sin in our broken world – I need the grace that comes with honest confession and repentance.