Overcoming Jealousy

Key Passage

Then Herod sent the [magi] to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage." (Matthew 2:8)

Questions

Adults: When have you been jealous or fearful of another person? When are such feelings harmful?
Children: When have you been jealous because something good happened to another person instead of you? What is the problem with feeling that way?

Activities related to Epiphany of the Lord

Readings

First Reading • Glory of the New Zion

Isaiah 60:1-6 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Psalm

Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • Commission to Preach God's Plan

Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Gospel • The Visit of the Magi

Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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