Take some time at dinner one night this week to read this fun fact and then discuss some of the questions.
Did you know...
…that the person who wrote the gospel of Luke also wrote another book of the bible? Its called the book of Acts, and we can think of it as the sequel to the gospel of Luke. In the beginning of the book of acts there is a story about Jesus ascending into heaven 40 days after Easter.
In this week’s gospel, it says that Jesus was talking on the mountaintop during the Transfiguration with Moses and Elijah about the day he would depart from his friends. Later in the bible, Jesus would "ascend" into heaven and leave his disciples to carry on his mission of telling people how much they are loved by God. Moses and Elijah were two important figures from Jesus' Jewish tradition. I wonder why Jesus was talking about the day of his ascension with Moses and Elijah that day.
Questions for Discussion:
1) Who are the people you talk to about important things that happen in your life?
2) Do you sometimes get sad when you have to leave people or a place that you love? What helped you feel better
3) What do you think it felt like for Jesus to know that he would have to leave his friends? How do you think they felt when he finally left them? What do you think helped them to feel better?