Read one of the following:

6th Grade: Isaiah 58:6-11

7th Grade: John 6:1-15

8th Grade: Acts 4:32-36


  • Comprehension: How are people’s needs being met in this passage?
  • Analysis: What do you hear God saying in this reading about how we are called to live as a global family?
  • Evaluation: Why do you think God wants this for us?

REWRITE this Scripture passage as if it were about our world today: Who is hungry, oppressed, or in need in our world? What talents and resources do you have to help meet their needs?

Read Missionary Discipleship and the Call to Get Involved. Reflect on the words that Jesus quotes from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free…” (Luke 4:18). BRAINSTORM: What steps can you take this Lent to get more involved in the lives of people who are suffering in our world?

Read the photo meditation Ways of Mercy from Maryknoll magazine. CREATE A POSTER showing what “mercy” means to you.