21 March 2021
Bible readings for today
God of Wheat and of Harvest,
you call us to follow you;
help us to die to self,
to bear fruit for your kingdom
and honour your name.
Through Jesus Christ Our Redeemer,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
The theme of today's gospel passage is 'putting God first'
The PursueGod.org website has a video here, about putting God first as a kid, presented by a young boy who carries out the lollies experiment described in the transcript below:
"So, if you really want to survive – no, if you want to win at being a kid – it takes knowing and doing the basics. If you want to survive as a kid, you’ll need to set some priorities in your life. And God should be at the top of your list. Even as kids, we can make God a priority.
Kids Basic #1 = Put God __________
We’re all busy with things like school and homework, maybe a few chores. We don’t have a whole lot of free time left. But, instead of just playing video games, sports, or hanging out with friends, we should also find time to spend with God.
Think of it this way. Imagine that your life is a bowl. You also have a lot of sweets like a huge candy bar, Swedish fish (medium size candies), and a whole bunch of skittles (little candies). Do you think all of that candy can fit in the bowl? Well, it depends on the order. If we put the big things in first, everything will fit right! Big things first. Then the little things. What that means is we should focus on the important stuff, first, and let the other things fill in where time is left. What could be bigger than God? So how can you make God more of a priority in your life?"