This lesson can be condensed as follows:
There was once someone who did such wonderful things and said such amazing things that people wondered who he was. Finally,they couldn't help it--they just had to ask him.
"I am the Good Shepherd," he said.
"I know each one of the sheep by name and they know the sound of my voice. When I take the sheep from the sheepfold, they follow me. I walk in front of the sheep to show them the way. I show them the way to the good grass."
This is the table of the Good Shepherd. Here is the bread and wine of the Good Shepherd. Sometimes we think we need to have a little statue or something on the table to remind us that this it the table of the Good Shepherd but the Good Shepherd is in the bread and the wine so we don't really need anything else to remind us.
Sometimes, someone comes to read the very words of the Good Shepherd and to give us the bread and the wine. Sometimes the people of the world come to this table. Even the children come."
As we close each storytelling session, we have wondering time where we can think further about the story as a group.
Some wondering questions to try at home:
- I wonder where this table could really be?
- I wonder if you have ever heard the words of the Good Shepherd?
- I wonder what the bread and the wine could really be?
You can view a video presentation of this lesson on YouTube here.
On April 26, we will be discussing the Holy Trinity.