Teaching Gratitude

Faith Formation Update continues to offer free monthly encouragement and direction for catechetical ministry within the classroom and beyond. I’m Jeanne Hunt. In each issue I offer a brief starter and my ” Every Family” column. My co-worker and fellow religious educator Joan McKamey offers media resources and ideas in her ” Seen and Heard” column. Our co-worker Barbara Baker suggests other faith formation resources for adults in her column, ” Sowing Sampler.”  This month, we will take a look at teaching gratitude. Can it be done? Teaching values is at the core of good catechesis. In a secular world where everyone thinks they deserve blessings, we have our work cut out for us.