Martin Luther King and Parables

posted Jan 23, 2015, 7:31 AM by Amelia Fannin   [ updated Jan 23, 2015, 7:31 AM by in apropos ]
Dear Friends,
In Godly Play, we began our series of parables with the Parable of the Good Shepherd. In the Elementary Class, we talked about Martin Luther King Jr. and how he was a preacher and a very courageous man who used his gift for public speaking and his dreams of fairness and equality to lead peaceful protests for civil rights in the 1960s. We talked about how God put this love in Martin Luther King Jr.’s heart and how God loves all of us equally, no matter the color of our skin, or our hair, or our eyes. We talked about what God’s commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” and what that means to us. We then created tissue paper mosaic self-portraits and talked about how even though everyone’s self-portrait had different color skin, hair and eyes, God loves us all equally. In the Middle School Class we discussed the equal importance of the Old and New Testament. We talked about how Paul tells the Gentiles that they are adopted sons and daughters of Abraham. We discussed the Jewish heritage that is innate in Christianity and learned to write our names in Hebrew as an ode to the tree on which we are grafted onto.

Jared Wyma-Bradley,
Director of Christian Education