Controlling our tongues is not an option, it is a necessity.
I must have learnt to speak even before learning to breathe; and I have not stopped speaking since. This made teaching a lesson about “controlling the tongue” hit close to home. One of those moments when you look towards heaven with a smile and whisper, “nicely played, God”.
Hello friends! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. I had the blessing of…
Christian actions speak louder than Preaching words.
Saint Pachomios was born to pagan parents and was a soldier in the army of the Roman Empire – not a likely candidate for the future role of founder of Communal Monasticism.
The kids were amazed by the pictures and the price tags ( as I was when I was researching the topic- $24,000.00 night????)
I asked them to describe the rooms in one word.
They came up with ” amazing” , “elegant” , “incredible”.
We started our discussion with a fundamental question: why do we need commandments?
I asked them to imagine how class/school would be if there were no rules. Their answers ranged from “no learning possible” to “setting the school on fire!”.
It took 12 lemons to turn a jug of water into a bitter tasting beverage.
And it took 3 tablespoons of sugar to turn the bitter beverage into a sweet and refreshing lemonade.