On Monday, July 20, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light facilitated an afternoon of prayer and reflection for the children enrolled in the three week “Summer Fun” program at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School in Acushnet, MA.
Our afternoon began with lots of fun, with the children participating in the game “Jesus says”. Mother Marla Marie used the game as the first point of reflection for the afternoon, “do we want to do what Jesus says?” and “what does he say?” The children answered that Jesus wants us to love, to give, to be kind. One boy even answered that Jesus wants us to follow the “Golden Rule.”
Mother Marla Marie explained to the children that Jesus wants us to give our all in loving Him and in loving others, and one way we can do that is by sharing. Mother Marla Marie showed a video to illustrate this point and then asked how they can make a habit of sharing in their own lives. A craft project concluded the afternoon, and they were able to take home a decorated cross to remind them of their promise to share.