Updated: Mar 25
Hosted each week by the Faith To Go team in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, David Tremaine, Maya Little-Sana and Charlette Preslar, the Faith To Go Podcast highlight themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your faith discussions and reflections throughout the week.
Activity Time: Who Took Time
Supplies: paper, crayons
Ask them to consider who someone is that takes time out of their day for them. Draw a picture for them!
Story Time: Visiting Mary and Martha
Watch this video together and then use the discussion questions below to reflect as a family.
1) Who did Jesus go to visit?
2) What did Mary do when Jesus entered the house?
3) Where was Martha?
4) How did Martha feel?
5) Which person do you relate to in this story?
Dinner Time: Cooking For Jesus
Below is a prayer with which to start your meal and then discussion questions to explore this week’s topic with your family while you eat.
The days are getting longer.
Keep your Spirit in my heart and mind
during this growing season.
Be with me as I finish the school year,
participate in summer activities,
enjoy the gift of summer turning into fall.
Help me recognize your works in all that I do
and at play,
so that I can give thanks for all you provide,
even without my even asking.
Questions 5-10 years old
1. Why was Martha upset at Mary?
2. How do you think that made Mary feel?
3. What two choices did Mary have?
4. What would you have chosen?
5. Why does Jesus want us to be like Mary?
Bedtime: Reflections for Children at the End of the Day
During your bedtime routine, invite your children into a time of reflection about their day, maybe by saying, "Did you know that God really wants to know what happened in your day today, and that God is always listening whenever you need to tell God something?" Then continue with these questions:
1) What are some things that happened today that you want to tell God about?
2) What is one happy thing that happened today? What is one sad thing that happened today?
3) Did you see God or feel God with you when those things were happening? Where did you see or feel God when those things happened today?
4) Read to your children this week’s scripture selection, then ask the questions that follows.
As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."
Did the story remind you of anything that happened in your day today?
5) What are some things that you want to tell God that you are grateful for today?
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