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Teach Your Kids about Baptism with the “Child of Light” Promise Activity

 

Whether you’re celebrating a family member’s baptism or a liturgical feast, you can renew your family’s promise to live in the light of Christ with this simple family discussion and activity.

 

by Heidi Indahl

 

Are you and your children, children of light? If you read this blog, I’m going to assume that you are, but do you talk about it and know what that means?

Intentional-FamilyIn our house we define being children of light as being people who live our baptismal promises throughout the year. In baptism, we are washed of original sin and given new life through Christ. We receive a baptismal candle to represent the light of Christ now living in us. The beginning of any new season, the feast of the Baptism of our Lord, or the celebration of the baptism of a new family member are all great times to renew your family’s promise to live in the light of Christ throughout the year by living your baptismal promises.

As a family, talk about specific ways that you can show yourself as a child of the light and share that light with others. Some ideas include the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, being faithful to the precepts of the Church, and living a life of virtue.

After you have talked, create a pledge statement for each family member by drawing, printing, or tracing their footprint on a piece of paper and having them write, copy, or sign a statement committing to walking as a child of light.

My name is Heidi and I will walk as a child of light this year.

Will you join me?

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Heidi has a professional background in education, with a Master's Degree in Instructional Design. In her spare time she enjoys taekwondo, gardening, knitting, and the occasional freelance writing or consulting job. She blogs about her Catholic family life at www.workandplaydaybyday.com

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