Hear His Call
Jesus called the twelve disciples and began to send them out two by two. He gave them what they needed for the mission. He told them to take nothing for the journey except a walking stick. No food, no rucksack, no money. He told them to wear only what they needed, taking no extra clothes. So the disciples set off to different towns and stayed amongst the people there for a while. They told the people in the towns to be sorry for what they had done wrong. They were able to help many and cured others who were sick.
Paraphrased from Mark 6: 7 - 13
The Gospel for Sunday 15th July shows Jesus calling His twelve disciples to leave the comfort of their own home and go out on a mission to preach the Good News.
Children learned that when we are called to do something, it can throw up a variety of emotions: excitement, trepidation, anxiety and anticipation. When we are called to do something, it also invariably involves change.
The school summer holidays bring change to many families. This is especially true for children who are embarking on a new phase of life, such as a new class or even a whole new school. Jesus assures us that He is with us every step of the way on our journey through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Here is a short, guided meditation which we shared with pupils during the last week of term. Why not listen to it again with your child?