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Imagining a Leader

Where do you see seeds of faith in your culture?

Where do you see weeds?

Young people need to think about leadership, because they are the leaders of tomorrow. Today is the time for preparing for this important role.

Often we hear of world leaders or rulers who abuse their power by treating people unjustly. The author of the Book of Wisdom says to God, "Your mastery over all things makes you lenient." To be lenient is to be merciful, kind, and forgiving. Imagine a world leader who would fit this description. Describe him or her, and tell how such a leader might affect the rest of the world.

Strength from Prayer

In the reading from Romans, Saint Paul reminds us to call on God for strength to live as his children. By joining our prayers together we grow even stronger.

Help the children make a prayer chain. Cut strips of various colors of construction paper, 1" by 8 ¬Ĺ ". Say a short prayer and write it on a strip of construction paper. Form the strip into a loop and tape the ends together. Give each child a strip and help him or her to write a short prayer on this strip. One by one have each child say his or her prayer and add it to the chain. You can either have each child say the prayer on the same day or spread it out over a few days, building the prayer chain gradually.¬†Display this chain in the classroom.

Wheat and Weeds in Our World

Have children use manipulatives to retell the parable of the wheat and the weeds (Matthew 13:24-30). Spray paint craft sticks green on one side and leave natural on the other side. Give each child 5 prepared craft sticks. Explain that the natural side represents the wheat and the green side represents the weeds. Have the children lay their sticks on a table, natural side up, and turn some of them over showing weeds growing as indicated by the parable. Then have them remove the weeds when the servants removed the weeds from the fields (as in the story). Explain that each of us, like the wheat, is called to grow. But sometimes, "weeds", such as fighting, taking what is not ours, saying mean words, not listening to caregivers, grow, too. How can we remove these "weeds" from our lives?







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