Well we have spent a lot of time over the last few weeks talking about PERSISTENCE and today we are at it again.
Let's start by making certain that everyone understands what we mean by persistence. Watch this short video of David Beckham and Elmo.
(If you don't see the video click on this link to view it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq4wrPL1o4s)
Now I get it Cloë! Persistence is when I keep begging at the table and our master tells me to go away, which I do. But then I come back just like Elmo and eventually she gives me something!
That's right Tallulah, that is definitely persistence. This is exactly the lesson that Jesus is trying to teach his apostles in today's Gospel (Luke 18.1-8).
The parable Jesus tells is about a poor old lady who is trying to get justice from the mean judge. But he keeps telling her to go away! Which she does, but just like you Tallulah and just like Elmo, she keeps coming back. The judge eventually realizes she is never going to leave him alone so he gives her what she wants.
What Jesus is trying to teach the people is that sometimes we have to be persistent when we ask God for something. He also wants us to remember how much God loves us and that God will always answer our prayers - even if not the way we had hoped.
Here is a craft to help you remember to never stop praying, to be persistent.
The Praying Hands
- Trace each of your hands on a piece of construction paper.
- Cut them both out.
- Tape or glue them to another piece of paper.
- Write this on one hand: DON'T GIVE UP
- Write this on the other hand: KEEP ON PRAYING!
- Decorate the paper with stickers, glitter, drawings.
- Hang by your bed.
God Bless - Woof!
Cloë and Tallulah