Each child had a turn to explain how they would spend their “wealth” – we had all agreed that the money they had in their hands represented 3 million dollars.
Saint Pachomios was born to pagan parents and was a soldier in the army of the Roman Empire – not a likely candidate for the future role of founder of Communal Monasticism.
It took 12 lemons to turn a jug of water into a bitter tasting beverage.
And it took 3 tablespoons of sugar to turn the bitter beverage into a sweet and refreshing lemonade.
Moment of truth: Sunday School is not always ‘fun’. At least not by the kids’ standards of what constitutes fun. There are no video-games, super heroes or animation. They are required to sit down and to listen to “a lesson”, either a story or a spiritual concept or to learn about the history of the Church ( through discussions about the Feasts, Fasts and Sacraments).
How do you explain the need for Baptism to 3rd graders? I struggled with this question as I was preparing my Sunday School lesson.
Small specification: all my Sunday school students are angels- except my son, who spends most of the lesson devising elaborate ways to escape the class – it is a very heartwarming experience!