Fifth Sunday of Pentecost

The Seeds of the Lord Are Good to Eat

Matthew 13: 4

The birds ate the seeds sown on the roadside because they knew the seeds were good to eat. We eat seeds, too, as well as the fruit that surrounds them.

The disciples spent great amounts of time traveling, and they may have carried a snack like our modern trail mix with them.

Let each child decorate a zippered sandwich bag with markers or stickers.

Using Bible fruits like raisins, chopped dates, chopped dried figs, chopped dried apricots, and, if you can find them, dried cherries, and Bible nuts and seeds like sunflower seeds, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, unsalted shelled pistachio nuts, and hazelnuts, let each child make a mix to his or her own liking.

We like to add M&M's and peanuts to our trail mix, but chocolate and peanuts are New World foods that were unknown to the people of the Bible.


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