On today’s Equip Cast, Craig Dyke and Jim Jansen will explain how you can help families stay faithful and perhaps even grow more faithful during this time. Sports and busyness are no longer barriers for families to engage in the Church. Therefore, as pastoral leaders we’ll need to be intentional about about helping our families be more intentional.
Craig and Jim are both fathers of relatively large families. They’ll be able to offer theological insights on family and evangelization as well as their own personal insights on keeping their families faithful beyond the Sunday Mass.
- Can you teach children to pray like saints? — Several years ago, my brother-in-law decided to take his son to their parish church for a father/son outing with a lesson on relational prayer. As they walked into the church, he had grand plans about what and how he would teach his son. His four-year-old, however, was incessantly chatting and would not focus on the prayer lesson. My brother-in-law became impatient and frustrated, but then he noticed that his son was telling him about his day. His son was relating everything about his day – thoughts, feelings, desires, details – to his father who was distracted with his own desire for the day.