Monday, January 25, 2010

use your talent

yesterday, as i was teaching my second grade religious education class, the lesson was about CARING. and so, there was a discussion on ways we can show WE care and ways others care for US. one of my students, Elizabeth, who i've blogged about in previous posts, inspired me with her wisdom once again. Elizabeth shared that a way we can show we care is that "if we have a talent, like playing an instrument or something, we can go to a nursing home and play for the people there." i thought that was so beautiful that such a young child would think about others in that way. and, she is so right. we definitely have to use our talents and our time for the common good. PEACE!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

"just have FAITH"

teaching religious education can sometimes be a challenge, but it can also be a joy and a learning experience, which is the reason i've continued in this very important ministry for many years. i've taught several different grade levels: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 6th. for the past several years, i've been teaching the second graders, which is the year we prepare them to receive two very important and special Sacraments-first Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. it is a lot of work and also very rewarding to teach this grade level. this year, God has blessed me with a very special student named Elizabeth, who i've blogged about in a previous post not too long ago. just about every week, Elizabeth says the most amazing things and last week was no exception. we were talking about some of the miracles of Jesus and also about how Jesus heals people. Elizabeth told the bible story of the woman who was hemmoraging and how this woman simply touched the cloak of Jesus and was healed. the part that Elizabeth inspired me with was when she concluded with: "all we need is just a little faith and Jesus will help us." PEACE!