In this week’s gospel, Matthew 21:33-46, Jesus compares the Church to a vineyard. We could also compare the church to an orchard, a field of grain or even an urban, backyard garden. Let’s imagine ourselves as grapes in God’s vineyard, an apple in God’s orchard, an ear of corn in God’s field or a tomato in God’s garden. If you were to compare yourself to any other piece of fruit, a vegetable or another kind of plant or tree, what would it be? Why?
During your bedtime routine, invite your children into a time of reflection about their day, maybe by saying, "Did you know that God really wants to know what happened in your day today, and that God is always listening whenever you need to tell God something?" Then continue with these questions: