In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus says: “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him...take up his cross and follow me." Matthew 16: 24
Children heard how Jesus will help us every step of the way and help us to carry our 'cross'. We don't have to carry an actual cross but it's like the bag in the meditation - we carry it on the path and when it gets too heavy, Jesus helps us.
Children learned that Jesus longs for us to follow Him, because He knows we will be happiest when we follow the path He lays out for us.
Space was made for children to consider the questions below, which you might like to discuss with them: