In this chapter we talk about the concept of ‘glory’ and how important it is to give thanks and praise to God.
At Mass, the Gloria is the most wonderful song of praise to our God.
Talk about what we mean by glory – in that it is something that is magnificent, something that has left your child gasping in wonder. What each of us find is glorious is different as we are all different. God is glorious and each of us are glorious.
We all have something that we are good at.
Everything Jesus did was for the GLORY of his Father and we are invited to do the same. In fact, everything we do should be to honour and to give glory to God. In the new translation of the Mass, the last words the priest says are: “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.”
Make the link with Mass (page 52) – like the shepherds who experienced the glory of baby Jesus we also experience the glory of Jesus present at Mass in the Eucharist (Holy Communion).
Point out where the tabernacle is in the church and explain that this is where Jesus is present and where his glory is.