The Sacrament of Reconciliation brings us back to God, who forgives us and absolves us from our sins. God’s mercy and love is like the tenderness shown in the story below. We can be sure God loves us.
Read the story about the lost sheep, based on Luke 15:3-6,7.
Think about the following questions:
What did the story of the ‘lost sheep’ mean to you?
Did it surprise you that the shepherd would go to find the one lost sheep?
When are the times you might see yourself as the lost sheep?
What does this story tell you about God?
Why do you think God would go I search of those lost?
Design a ‘map’ for a Christian on the life’s journey who may be ‘lost’ and wants to be found – include on it ‘signposts’ of advice and ways to live their lives.
Once you have read the story think about the following questions:
What brought Charlotte and Poppy together as friends?
Why do you think the friendship faded?
What do you think about Poppy?
What do you think Charlotte might do?
Has anything like this ever happened to you?
How did you feel?
What did you do?
Think about a special friendship that you have. Build a bridge of words or pictures to show what makes your friendship strong.