This week, Mrs Beer introduced the children to the word “kingdom”. The children had heard the word before – in stories and in geography when talking about the United Kingdom. They knew that a kingdom was a place ruled by a king.
We then thought about who our king might be as Catholics – and the children correctly said Jesus.
We looked at this scripture:
Pilate went back into the palace and called Jesus. “Are you the king of the Jews?” he asked him.
Jesus answered, “Does this question come from you or have others told you about me?”
Pilate replied, “Do you think I am a Jew? It was your own people and the chief priests who handed you over to me. What have you done?”
Jesus said, “My kingdom does not belong to this world; if my kingdom belonged to this world, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities. No, my kingdom does not belong here!”
So Pilate asked him, “Are you a king, then?”
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”
We talked about how we could build the kingdom here on Earth. What can we do to serve as Jesus did?
One of the best ways to serve is to help others. This Advent, we will be looking to help our local veterans and elderly people who may be alone at Christmas. We are participating in the “Send a Smile” initiative by sending boxes of goodies to these people.
These boxes will contain items such as:
- crossword books
- letter/card/picture from a child
Your mission this week is therefore to contribute something to the Send a Smile initiative.
Let us know in the comments below how you get on.