Amanda, our Children & Youth Pastor, teaches Scripture (“special religious education”) at the Bush School, our local state primary. This is a vignette from her day last week:

In scripture this morning I had a Year 1 group. Some were familiar with Godly Play, being in my Kindy class last year, some were new. I was doing the Parable of the Good Shepherd and everyone was really getting into the story…

Me: “and when the lost sheep is found I would put it on my back, even if it was heavy, and carry it back safely to the sheepfold.”

Newbie Girl whispers to her friend: “Oh that’s lovely”

Her friend who has experienced Godly Play whispers back: “Oh yes, that’s God…he’s always lovely.”