We spend a lot of time here talking about how to teach the Faith, giving you materials to do it, actually doing it, encouraging you to actually do it … and the goal of every single one of those encounters can be summed up in a single word, Jesus! He is the Son of God, the Messiah, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Lamb of God, and the Savior of us all! Given all that, it’s only fitting that we spend at least a little concentrated time learning about Him!
One of our favorite quotes on the topic comes from Saint John Paul II:
The definitive aim of catechesis [teaching the Catholic Faith] is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity.
One of the things that makes Jesus so relatable is that He was incarnate – He was born, lived on earth, etc. and all of that can be plotted on a timeline just like your life can. The first activity is kind of a scrapbook view of the life of Jesus to help your family take a look at those big events that we should all know. This is a great activity for younger kids and other beginners.
Finally, test your knowledge about the life of Christ with a family game of Sovereignty! Each level has 30 questions about Jesus and you can play at two different levels for beginners or experts. You can play competitively for the point value listed on each question, or just have everyone shout out the answers they know.
Either way, it’ll take a little advance preparation to get the game ready, so parents, do your homework.