The task of the life stage of a teenager is to pull away from his/her parents and to begin to own their own thoughts and ideas. Jesus was no exception!
- Can you remember when you began to think differently than your parents? What was the issue at hand?
- Jesus is defining his purpose in life: to be about “His Father’s Business” – If you were Mary or Joseph, what would your reaction be?
- reread Vs 52 – this is the only story from Jesus’ birth to adulthood – take some time to imagine what Jesus was like as a young lad…
“Holy and wise Parent God, I thank you for the people in my past who allowed me to think my own thoughts about my purpose in life. For those who stifled my dreams, I forgive them. Right now, protect our youth as they begin their time of self discovery. Amen”