I’m very concerned about faith formation in Christian schools. I'm concerned about students knowing all the right answers, but not really believing it. I’m concerned that they’re going to get so Bibled-out that they’ll go through the motions, but not really own their faith.
This particular miracle however, has an interesting twist—it was an inadvertent healing by Jesus—you could almost call it a ‘passive’ miracle.
Can you imagine it? I picture the bride and groom happily dancing away, celebrating and enjoying their time with their family and friends. But off on the far side of the room, the master of ceremonies has a worried look on his face.
I was struck by this quote, because I have heard it said before that “Christian” is great as a noun, but pretty lousy as an adjective.
Jesus—God in human flesh—knows our hungering, both physical, and spiritual. Jesus knows that we need bread to provide us sustenance: the Bread of the Presence, Our Daily Bread, the Bread from Heaven.
Can we teach kids to be creative? Can we teach students to wonder, to ask questions, to innovate? Or is this, in fact, something that is naturally within them?