Children’s Time: Questions about Figs

Today’s children’s time walks through the parable of the fig tree as practice for reading parables. Parables invite us to ask questions and have discussions, not rush to quick conclusions. Reading them slowly and carefully helps us understand them literally, which is the first step in understanding why Jesus told them.

What questions does this parable raise for you?

Children’s Time: Icons of Baby Jesus

Celebrate the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple by examining icons of Jesus as a baby and an infant and other “holy families” in the iconography of artist Kelly Latimore. Learn more about his artwork and order some prints of your own at his website.

Holy Family of the Streets  by Kelly Latimore
Latimore’s “Holy Family of the Streets” shows a man sitting on a plastic milk crate, his hand on the shoulder of a woman also seated. She holds her baby in mittened hands. They sit under a bridge decorated with graffiti.

Start at minute 4:03 to begin at the children’s time.