Today’s readings are about valuing our relationship with God properly. God offers us many gifts, and when we respond with appreciation of them, they become like treasure to us.
God is merciful, lenient and desirous of our being reconciled to him. Because of this, God gives us every opportunity to do what’s right, to live the justice that God models for us, and even fills in for us when we don’t know how to talk to him.
Besides delivering amazing special effects and a solid plot, Planet of the Apes deals with themes of war, peace, fear and mercy, all of which make for a great faith conversation with teens.
When people do nice things for us, we want to repay them. Even though God needs nothing from us, God does the same for us. Today we hear that when we live for God by taking care of others, we will receive a reward, too.