The Family Zone
Lectionary-Based Playlist /Issue 23/September 6, 2020
Back to Learning!
This week's scripture messages center on our call to love our neighbor. Choose from the activities below to help your family better understand what it means to love our neighbor.
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- "Who is My Neighbor? " by Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sass ;
- "Good People Everywhere" by Linea Gillen;
- "Teach Me to Love" by Pennie Kidd
Articles for teens: Learn about the Spiritual Works of Mercy and our neighbors: https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2013/07/state-farm-shouldnt-be-the-only-good-neighbor/
2. Put together a GOLDEN RULE AWARD for your family. When you see someone being a good neighbor to family members or those outside the home, acknowledge by writing a GOLDEN RULE AWARD with their name and good deed.
3. Together, develop a "to do" list your entire family can work at to be good neighbors in your community
4. Fill this out together to understand who your neighbors are: https://ministry-to-children.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Do-You-Love-Your-Neighbor-Worksheet2.pdf
Light a virtual candle for your brothers and sisters around the world: https://prayers.crs.org/?_ga=2.245552064.557595607.1596028748-272563076.1596028748
Make a LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR HEART GARLAND: http://ohamanda.com/2012/01/27/love-your-neighbor-paper-heart-garland-incredible-love/
Learn about another culture by cooking a recipe together from Catholic Relief Services. As you eat, use the resources from the site to share what it is like to live in the country your recipe is from: https://www.crsricebowl.org/recipe
1. What would the world be like if we were all the same?
2. What country or culture would you like to learn more about?
3. What are some things that you have witnessed that make you feel sad about how people love or do not love their neighbor? Can we do anything about that as a family?