Tower of Babel 101 I had the blessing of teaching a lesson about the Tower of Babel. I must admit, I thought that this lesson would be rather "simple" to prepare and deliver. After all, most of the students in my
Saint Pachomios was born to pagan parents and was a soldier in the army of the Roman Empire - not a likely candidate for the future role of founder of Communal Monasticism.
The kids were amazed by the pictures and the price tags ( as I was when I was researching the topic- $24,000.00 night????) I asked them to describe the rooms in one word. They came up with " amazing" , "elegant" ,
We started our discussion with a fundamental question: why do we need commandments? I asked them to imagine how class/school would be if there were no rules. Their answers ranged from "no learning possible" to "setting the school on fire!".
It took 12 lemons to turn a jug of water into a bitter tasting beverage. And it took 3 tablespoons of sugar to turn the bitter beverage into a sweet and refreshing lemonade.
How many times are we in a situation where we have to choose between Church and an activity on Sunday morning? How many times do we choose Church? How many times do we follow the crowd instead of the Creed?
Moment of truth: Sunday School is not always 'fun'. At least not by the kids' standards of what constitutes fun. There are no video-games, super heroes or animation. They are required to sit down and to listen to "a lesson",