We were created with a natural curiosity. A desire to learn all that we can about the world in which we live. It is that pursuit of discovery that makes life an adventure. Opening our hearts and minds prepares us for the journey. Living to learn….learning to live.
Rethinking What We Know to be True!
Week Four Homework
Learn more about God: Read the Gospel of John, chapter 14. Reflect on the love that Christ has for you and how you can share that with others.
Learn more about the world: Find time to walk outside; pray while you walk. Give thanks for the things that you see and encounter.
Learn more about others: Reach out to a former teacher, mentor, coach, or friend and let them know how much they helped to shape your life and continue to do so.
The next day, as they were on their journey and coming near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. And he became hungry and desired something to eat; but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance 11 and saw the heaven opened, and something descending, like a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “No, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has cleansed, you must not call common.” This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.
The Wonder of Creation
Week Three Homework
Learn more about God: Make a point to read Psalms 8 each day this week. Instead of reading it quickly, say each line, each phrase, as a prayer to God. Pause after each one and allow God to speak to you.
Learn more about the world: Each night step outside and look to the night skies. Try to find the different constellations and pay attention to the moon. In those moments, take time to pray and be with God.
Learn more about others: Be intentional about really listening to any person with whom you have a conversation. Don’t let your mind wander and don’t multitask. When you talk with someone, look at them and ask them questions to discover more about them.
To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth! Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted by the mouth of babes and infants, thou hast founded a bulwark because of thy foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast established; what is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou dost care for him? Yet thou hast made him little less than God, and dost crown him with glory and honor. Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the sea. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!
How Can You Hate Me,
If You Don’t Even Know Me?
Week Two Homework
Learn more about God: Read the book of Jonah in the Bible. It is a quick read and tells the story of God wanting Jonah to have compassion on the people of Ninevah.
Learn more about the world: Pick any country and learn a little about its history. You can read a well-written article online about Ukraine by googling “The Real and Imagined History of Ukraine – Vox”.
Learn more about others: Visit the First American Museum in Oklahoma City famok.org or the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, OK chickasawculturalcenter.com. If you’re unable to make the visit in person, the Chickasaw Cultural Center has some great virtual exhibits on their website.
Matthew 5:43-47 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
The Story of St. Luke
Week One Homework
Learn more about God: Read the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Proverbs is considered part of the “Wisdom Literature” of the Old Testament. It was written to give us insight into a better way of life.
Learn more about others: Reach out to a neighbor, church member, or co-worker that you don’t know well and find out more about them. Interest in others shows that they are important.
Proverbs 4:7 – 13 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a fair garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.” Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered; and if you run, you will not stumble. Keep hold of instruction, do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
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