I find this week's gospel reading hard to take. Jesus says, "I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. ... Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.... Those who find their life will lose it...." Through the harsh words, Jesus says, in effect, "Above all, follow me."
Friday, June 19, was Juneteenth, the popular celebration among African Americans of emancipation from slavery. Resources below will help your children learn about and celebrate this holiday with our Black sisters and brothers (although a few days late).