Some scientists placed some everyday objects under a microscope. Show the children the photos and encourage them to guess what they think the objects might be.

We can all look at the same thing and see something differently. The same is true of people and groups that we might see or engage with.

Say: I wonder what you see when you look at each of these photographs. Sometimes we can just see the stereotypes…but following Jesus and being a Christian involves seeing ourselves, the world around us and the people in it differently. All are important and valued by God. 

The children’s talk would tie in well with the the hymn ‘Will You Come and Follow Me’

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know
and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown,
will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown
in you and you in me?

Will you leave your self behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind
and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare
should your life attract or scare,
will you let me answer prayer
in you and you in me?

Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free
and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean
and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean
in you and you in me?

Will you love the ‘you’ you hide
if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found
to reshape the world around
through my sight and touch and sound
in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same.
In your company I’ll go
where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow
in you and you in me.

©1987  WGRG, Iona Community, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU, Scotland

 

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