Many years ago I listened to a radio interview with the author of The Most Important Place on Earth. I enjoyed the interview so much that I bought the book, but like many of my books it sat on the shelf largely unread!
The main thing I remember from the interview was a segment in which the author talked about an A-Z scripture list which he had learned as a child. He recounted many instances when these scriptures had helped him as a child and adult, in both serious and lighthearted moments.
I filed it away in my memory with a promise that I would do the same. It's taken me a while, but I have used the scripture list in the book as a template to create my own A-Z list with a more Catholic flavour.
Each child has the list laminated and in their basket where they keep their books, and I also have one one the wall of our dining room. I am really looking forward to committing these verses to memory!
A All of us were like sheep that were lost. Isaiah 53:6
B Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32
C Children obey your parents, for this is the right thing to do. Ephesians 6:1
D Do whatever He tells you. John 2:5
E Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17
F "Follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishes of men,." Matthew 4:19
G God is love. 1 John 4:16
H He cares for you.. 1 Peter 5:7
I "I am telling you the truth: if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you will not have life." John 53
J Jesus said, " Let the little children come to me." Matthew 19:14
K Kind words are like honey, enjoyable and healthful. Proverbs 16:24
L Love one another as I have loved you. John 13:34
M "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." John 10:27
N Now is the time to come to Jesus. 2 Corinthians 6:2
O Obey God because you are His Children. 1 Peter 1:14
P Pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins. 2 Maccabbes 12:46
Q Quick Lord, answer me, for I have prayed. Psalm 141:1
R Run with perseverance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12 :1.
S So do not worry about tomorrow. Matthew 6:34
T Thank God for Jesus, His gift too wonderful for words.
2 Corinthians 9:15
U Underneath are God’s everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27
V "Very truly, I tell you, on one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit." John 3:5
W We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses. Hebrews 12:1
X Except a kernel of wheat fall into the ground and die, it remains a single grain. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24
Y You have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy. Psalm 63:7
Z "Zacchaeus, you come down: for I am going to your house today." Luke 19:5