I decided to do a little Lenten exercise with my kids this year. We are reading through the Gospel of St. Matthew between now and Pascha. After we read each chapter, we review it and write down the things that we learned we are to DO, from each chapter.
We've only done four chapters yet, since we just started, but here is what we have come up with from the first four chapters of Matthew:
1. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
2. Worship Him
3. Repent/Turn away from our sins
4. Confess our sins
5. Be baptized
6. Worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve
7. Not live by bread alone, but live by every word that comes from the mouth of God (We discussed that we have to live our lives mindful that this is the "shadow Land" and that the Kingdom of Heaven is our eternal goal, this life is temporary and Heaven is permanent, and that this changes how we approach living our lives).
8. Do not tempt God (Don't dare God to rescue you from stupidity just to "prove he exists").
Well, so far so good. This exercise is at least teaching the kids how to really be attentive to the Holy Scriptures and to listen to what they say with a mind to apply what we read to our lives. I like it.