RESPOND: How do you respond to blessings and woes?

Set aside 5-10 minutes this week to read the gospel story aloud or listen to a reading of it with your children. Take a moment to think about how you might like to respond to the gospel while you read it and immediately after. You could paint or draw, sculpt something out of clay or playdough, maybe even make up a dance or a song. Its completely up to you. Just see how the gospel moves you this week!


If you would like to listen to a recording together play this recording:



If you would like to read it out loud yourself here it is:


Luke 6:17-26


Jesus came down with the twelve apostles and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.


Then he looked up at his disciples and said:


“Blessed are you who are poor,

for yours is the kingdom of God.


“Blessed are you who are hungry now,

for you will be filled.


“Blessed are you who weep now,

for you will laugh.


“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets."


"But woe to you who are rich,

for you have received your consolation.


"Woe to you who are full now,

for you will be hungry.


"Woe to you who are laughing now,

for you will mourn and weep.


"Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets."

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