Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary time
L-Erbatax-il Ħadd matul is-Sena
☀️For children from 8 to 11 years old to enjoy learning and pray.☀️
1. Stop from what you are doing and calm down. In some quiet time, watch this video.
1. Oqgħod ftit fil-kwiet u ara dawn il-vidjo.
2. Enjoy doing this activity.
2. Ħu gost agħmel din l-attività
Before the tractors, it was the animals which did the ploughing of the fields. The yoke kept the two oxen together and they ploughed the fields. It was hard work, but since they were a team it became lighter.
§ Paper plates
§ A crucifix
We will learn that
§ When we are going to give up we can always turn to Jesus
§ The way Jesus shows us is easier
We ask: What do you think Jesus is telling us?
What are our difficulties? It may be a physical disability, family problems, disagreements with friends, illness, tough subjects at school. It could be a habit we are trying to stop, lying, for example, or selfishness, or anger. It could be that we did something and we have not yet owned up to it! Or we are finding it difficult to forgive. All these can burden us.
Have you ever been invited to a friend's house and when offered a meal, you thought that the plate was too full and that it was way too much to eat? What would be the best reaction in such a situation? One should speak up and ask for a smaller portion. This is what Jesus is asking of us. He knows that there are some situations which we cannot handle on our own. He does not want us to feel either too proud or shy. When we ask for help, the problem will not just vanish, but we will receive help to see it through.
Each takes a paper plate and draw or write on it the burdens that they are currently facing. These are our yokes! Since the yoke is tied to two oxen, they cannot go as they please. One will lead and the other follows. This is how they will manage to plough the field. Jesus says that his yoke is easy. He does not promise to remove our worries and burdens but he asks us to allow him to lead us, and he will show us the best way to go.
Sign of the corss
We put our ‘plates’ infront of the crucifix.
We listen and reflect: Ask, seek, knock