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As Easter approaches, I am thinking more and more about my grandma. She was a deeply religious woman, believing the only way to live life was to follow the example of Jesus Christ. She was never one to miss an opportunity to lend a helping hand to the less fortunate, and dedicated her life to serving the needs of anyone who could use her help, just like Jesus did. When she passed away, I recall many people telling me that they actually thought she was their grandma when they were little, because she made sure everyone she was around felt her love and support.
Grandma really enriched the lives of our family. She taught us about the bonds of family, the strength we receive by uplifting others, and the importance of living humbly. As a result, she created a bond within her own family that can't be broken. Even through the rough times, we always know that we can lean on each other, because with family support, you can get through anything.
Jesus also had a strong family support system in place, with loving parents Mary and Joseph. Even though many years has spanned since the birth of Christ, we still face many of the same parenting issues as Mary and Joseph. How to instill values in our children, yet let them experience the world? How do we protect our children, yet let them be free to walk their own path? I'm sure they questioned their parenting skills a time or two, just like the parents of today.
Starting March 11, a new movie, The Young Messiah, will be released in theaters. It's a story that offers a different take on the story of Jesus Christ, letting us imagine what the young Jesus and the Holy family were like. Inspired by scripture and rooted in history, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family.
When the mystery of Jesus' divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in a effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How to you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?
Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem- where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.
Use The Young Messiah parenting featurette app below, and find out why the film-makers feel the importance of connecting with the holy family and why they are relatable in today's parenting world.
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