Trust and doubt
Reading I: Exodus 20:1–17 (the ten commandments)
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 1:22–25 (the wisdom and folly of the cross)
Gospel: John 2:13–25 (cleansing of the temple)
Key Passage: For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. (1 Corinthians 1:22–23)
Adult: When has the message of the cross seemed absurd to you, and when have you seen its wisdom?
Child: What puzzles you in the gospel stories? Which story makes you the most hopeful?