September 11 // Fishers of men.

Read Matthew 4:19 out loud with your family.

 

Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.

 

Q: What do you think it means to be a fisher of men? 

 

Parent Note: Let your child come up with answers. Explain that, like fishermen, disciples cast out their lines or nets by preaching the Gospel, and the Holy Spirit reels in all those who bite. Unlike the fate of the fish in this metaphor, the people who are reeled in by the truth are saved, not eaten. 

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:

 

Dear Lord, thank You for inviting me to be a part of Your mission.
Even though I’m a sinner, I know that You can use me to do great things.
Please help me to be a fisher of men to my friends, my neighbors, and my classmates.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.