We are watering the seeds we have just planted
I am talking to them about their spiritual garden and I'm pretty sure I lost Megan.
What do you think?
I love to do children's sermons partly because I like talking to kids. I never know which way the children's sermon is going to go. Today I attempted to talk to them about the spirit and I tried to make an analogy between caring for a garden and caring for your spirit. My message was that you make sure a garden is taken care of by planting good seeds, fertilizing, watering and making sure it is weeded. I told them it is important to take care of your soul as well by making sure you love God and others and praying. I gave each child beans to plant and tend. I think I may have been a little too abstract in the analogy of gardening the soul.
In my first career as a teacher of students with emotional disabilities I would give each of my students a plant to take care of. The students would get very protective of their plants. I am not sure what was going on psychologically with them but their plants were very important to them. Nurturing a plant is a good first step on the road to nurturing others.