Welcome to our weekly blog post for youth and families doing online Confirmation! (Or if you just missed a week and want to catch up!)
Here are the steps you can follow:
1. Watch the video below
2. Discuss the questions below and read scripture
3. Do the activity as a family
4. End in prayer together, using the Lord's Prayer.
RAD Week 3- We've all been in situations where we've exchanged insults with someone, right? Maybe it even happened
earlier today! Whether in fun or in anger, we all know how to use words like weapons. We use them to gossip, start rumors, criticize, mock, tease, or insult people — and it's probably easy to remember some of the hurtful things people have said to you over the years. Whether it was a family member, friend, bully, or someone on the internet, hurtful words stay with us.
So what do we do when we really want to use our words like weapons? One of Jesus' followers (and his brother), James, once used the analogy that our words are like tiny sparks that can cause devastating forest fires — they're small but capable of huge damage. But if you're committed to trying to love people like Jesus does, James' simple advice has the power to make a radical difference: radical people watch their words.
Summarize the plot of your favorite movie in only three words.
Would you rather: be known for your intelligence or known for your courage (but not both)?
Agree or disagree: Time travel will be possible in the future.
27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.
Watching (and Writing) Your Words
This week, we want to encourage you to watch your words by writing down your words. You can use a piece of paper or you can take notes on your phone, but try to do this each day as a family:
Write down at least one thing you said (either hurtful or helpful).
What is this?
Weekly posts pertaining to the Confirmation Lessons for the week. A great way for families to have conversations of faith at home, on the road, or around a meal.