Wednesday, September 4, 2013

His face is beautiful

    I was presenting the Good Shepherd parable to Oliver, age 3.
   We reread the Scripture , with Oliver moving the figures of the shepherd and sheep. At the end, he chose not to move the sheep back to the Good Shepherd.  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."  I asked "The Good Shepherd and these sheep may be very far away - can he see sheep still?"   He said " Yes."
   Later, he moved all the other sheep into the fold to join the one. He looked at the Good Shepherd and said, "His face is beautiful. The sheep like to look at him....he has a beautiful face."  

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