Jesus the boy left behind in the Temple

boy-jesus-in-temple-hofmann_243718_inlThis morning in Dry Drayton at the All Age service for Mothering Sunday we explored the story in Luke 2 of when the 12 year old Jesus was mistakenly left behind the Temple by his family.  After a fun and chaotic ‘improv’ drama involving the whole congregation(!) we left ourselves with these questions to reflect upon:

  • Have we, like Mary and Joseph, left Jesus behind as we set out in a new direction, start at a new school, take on a new task, begin a new job or develop a new friendship?
  • Are we looking for Jesus in the right place, as we try and reconnect with his love and what he means to us?
  • Are we still willing to learn and to go on to discover more about God’s kingdom (ie. God’s way of doing things)?
  • Are we growing in wisdom and not just knowledge, whether that’s about faith, ourselves, God or the Bible?

(With thanks to Barnabas in Churches for the initial idea.)


About Alison Myers

I am Team Rector for the Lordsbridge Team of Churches, a cluster of 11 villages west of Cambridge. Within the Team, I am Vicar of Hardwick and Dry Drayton, and Lead Minister for Pioneering Projects.
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