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Religious Ed at Home - Week 4

Sunday of St. Thomas - Weekly resources, activities, lessons, and crafts for Religious Education at home.

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BE THE BEE

A video resource for youth focusing on directly addressing many modern day issues with a compassionate and empathetic perspective that is both enteratining and educational.  Bee's are known for making honey, but honey is actually a by-product of their hard work protecting and nurturing each other.  Bee's also are good at finding the good, sweet things in life, and ignoring the things that aren't.

This series explores many modern-day topics with a bright, Orthodox perspective perfect for youth and adults alike.

"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others."
-St. John Chrysostom

Be the Bee #160 | Why Does God Allow Suffering?
2020 has been a rough year. Why does God allow bad things to happen? Why do bad things happen even to good people? People have struggled with theodicy (the problem of evil and suffering) for centuries.
Be the Bee #159 | What it Means to Be a Man (or Woman)
What does it really mean to be a man or a woman? Society usually gives us two extremes: to accept every gender stereotype (no matter how superficial), or to completely reject the differences between male and female (no matter how obvious).
Be the Bee #158 | How to "Give Thanks in All Circumstances"
Thanksgiving is a time to feel grateful. But that attitude of gratitude can go away as soon as we're done with the turkey. How do we keep it going? Saint Paul tells us to "give thanks in all circumstances." Because real gratitude is more than a feeling. As we see in the Parable of the Rich Fool, it starts with remembering one crucial thing.
Be the Bee #157 | 3 Reasons to Fast from Social Media
Why do we fast from good things like tasty food? A the start of the Nativity Fast, we'll share three basic reasons why fasting helps transform our spiritual lives. But then we'll go a little deeper and explore why these same reasons suggest you should fast, not just from food, but from social media as well.
Be the Bee #156 | 3 Ways Christians Can Deal with Temptation
Does having bad thoughts make you a bad person? What should Christians do with the temptations we experience? The Church refers to these thoughts as logismoi: the thoughts that tempt us and can lead us into sin. And Christians have been dealing with these temptations from the beginning.
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