After a lovely half term break, it was great to return to work leading the Rocks group of our Junior Church children aged 6 and up. Together we explored the gospel of Matthew 5:38-48, which was a message from Jesus on how we should behave when we fall out with others. This is a tough message to deal with at any age, especially if you feel wronged by someone.
We watched a video on you tube from the Christian group Faithless, their song ‘baseball cap’. Which basically tells the story of a boy who was beaten up by a group of kids who took his baseball cap. The boy went angrily to his uncle to plot his revenge, but his uncle discouraged him saying, “There’s no point starting a war over something so small, you can get another cap”. If you get a chance, do watch the moving pictures music video edition of ‘baseball cap’ by Faithless.
The main message the children took away was: ‘dare to be different and show others you love them.’ We played a game of musical safe space. The first round they all wanted to be the winner, after watching the ‘baseball cap’ video we played again, this time each of them looked out for each other, making sure they each got on the mat, which was the safe space when the music stopped.
I followed @BatterseaParish on twitter and tweeted about my St. Marys Church experience. I would love for us all to get more interactive online. We are on twitter and Facebook, so it would be a good idea for us to share with our extended online community the happenings at St. Mary’s. Some of you reading this may already have a Facebook account, you can like St. Mary’s on Facebook, include St Marys in relevant posts, post pictures of happenings at or with us at St Mary’s.
Twitter is a great brief way you can share short messages or comments about a Service or Spiritual experience you may have had. I’m certainly going to be commenting at least once a week I hope you’ll join me in doing the same.
That’s all for now.