Family Activity

Which Is Better?

In today's gospel, Jesus told a simple tale about two sons: one who changed his mind and one who lied. Jesus then stung his adversaries with the moral of the parable. Honesty with the self does not allow prejudice, especially of the repentant.

Read Matthew 21:28-32. Ask your family members: Why did the first son change his mind? Why did the second lie? Discuss people who change so they can feel better about themselves and others. Then discuss why people put others down to feel good about themselves. What is the difference between the two groups? (Focus on the parable with younger children; they'll get the point). Finish with a prayer. Ask God to change you and your family for the better.