December: GENEROSITY

What or who inspires you to be generous towards others?

What stops you from being generous?

How could you spread generosity through your relationships and actions?

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Pre-K - Grade 5

Grade 6-8

Parents

Wonder

Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God's hand for that person. Don't tell your neighbor, "Maybe some other time" or "Try me tomorrow" when the money's there in your pocket.    Proverbs 3:27-28

  • I wonder which part of the passage made you think?

  • I wonder how this passage made you feel?

  • I wonder what you might do differently after reflecting on this passage?

  • I wonder in what other ways besides money can you give to others generously?

Book Pages

Explore

Time and time again, God reaches out to us offering abundance and unconditional love. He gave his only Son to us, born in a stable and wrapped in swaddling clothes. His gift at the time may not have looked like much, and yet, Jesus became God's greatest gift to humankind. Three strangers from the East generously gave their time and treasure to seek this wee little babe. What gifts of time, treasure and talent can you offer?


Children of God Storybook Bible  
Jesus is Born (p. 62) The Three Wise Men (p. 64)
Jesus Storybook Bible 
The Light of the World (p. 184) The King of all Kings! (p. 192)
Good News Bible or the Message: Jesus is Born (Luke 2)The Magi's Journey (Matthew 2)

Pray

Use the EXAMEN prayer to reflect on courage.

It has 5 steps, so you might like to count them on your fingers:

1. GIVE THANKS  for someone who has been generous towards you today.
2. ASK FOR HELP to be more generous towards those who find it hard to be generous with.
3. REFLECT on all that you have and think about what you could share with others.
4. SAY SORRY or the time when you have not been generous and should have been.
5. DECIDE how you could be more generous with your time and words this week.

Go and Bless others

  • Draw a large, round clock face. Write only the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12. 

  • Draw a straight line down the middle. You how have 30 minutes on each side.

  • Think of people in your home who you could give  30 minutes of your time to. Write  their name on one half of the clock and how you are going to help them, or simply draw a picture of you helping that person.

  • For the other side of the clock, write the name of a friend or family member who is not living with you. How could you give 30 minutes of your time as a way to be generous to them?

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