Hollison Journey

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” – Don Williams Jr

Fruits of the Spirit: Faithfulness

on September 25, 2008

Yes, I know, we skipped goodness. Don’t worry, we will come back for it. We skipped over goodness because while the girls are studying the fruits of the spirit, the boys have been studying the virtues of saint Joseph (based on this book). Their next virtue was faithfulness, so we decided to skip ahead and have a combined session. We had 35 kids show up (yay!) which was awesome, but made it very crammed in our little portable. I actually let my counterpart do most of the teaching.

We talked about what faith was and how it correlated to faithfulness. We talked about people who don’t think God exits. We discussed that science gives us the how and the Bible (and catechism) gives us the why. We talked about how even when we are unfaithful to God, God is never unfaithful to us. And we discussed covenants.

I think my favorite part is a story we all re-visited. Jason Evert had told the story a few weeks back and a version of it was in the book Joe uses. A father dropped off his son at school one morning and told him “I’ll come back for you at the end of the day.” The father then drove off for work. During the day, there was a huge earthquake in the town. The father raced to the school and found it in ruins. He knew where his son’s classroom was and he began digging in the debris. He dug for 30 hours until he finally moved a large piece of debris and found his son, alive. His son smiled and turned around to his other classmates, all alive, and said, “see, I told you my dad would come for me. He promised.”

Whether the story is true or not, we are the child and God is the father. No matter what is piled on top of us, God will always come for us. He does not break his promise.


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