Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Kevin, 5, was meditating on the Mystery of Life and Death. He drew the process of seed to fruit, then drew the seed again. He explained, "I made the wheat going through metamorphosis. Then the process starts all over again. It's the same with animals." He added sun, rain and lightning to the drawing and titled it, "A seed is a piece of cake." When I wondered if he had finished, he replied, "I just need [to draw] a little more wind to spread the seeds."
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Caleb, 5, had meditated at the City of Jerusalem. When asked about his meditation he explained, "God traveled up to my brain to give me more suggestions." When I wondered how that felt, Caleb replied, "A triple thumbs up!"
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I was presenting the Good Shepherd Parable to Otto, who had missed the presentation with the larger group. Whenever possible I like to work with a child one on one with his material. We reread the Scripture, with Otto moving the figures. At the end, he chose not to move the sheep back to the sheepfold. He kept the group of sheep with the Good Shepherd, off to one side. Then he took one sheep from the group and moved it away from the others, and then into the sheepfold, alone. I asked him, "...this sheep is not with the others?" He said, "The sheep doesn't want to be with the others right now." He thought a moment and added, " But the Good Shepherd is keeping his eye on him anyway."
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ursula and I did the Good Shepherd on Friday. After reading the line "the sheep know his voice," I mused, "I wonder what that voice sounded like. I wonder what it was like." Then I heard Ursula whisper, "I love you."