Trying to get everything done for my Religious Education class for this morning. I take a grade 2 class and they are lovely. Noisy and never still, but lovely.
Just quickly trying to copy and then highlight some verses I need them to read out. Quickly grabbed one - Jeremiah 31:3 "... Israel, I will always love you; that's why I have been so patient and kind."
Lovely thought for the day. God is patient and kind and loving. Great.
Onto the next one I read quickly Jeremiah 3:2 "Just try to find one hilltop where you haven't gone to worship other gods by having sex."
What!?! That can't be right! Definitely not age-appropriate. Check the reference.
Jeremiah 3:12 "... Israel, I am your Lord - come back to me! You were unfaithful and made me furious, but I am merciful, and so I will forgive you."
That's more like it.
How funny would it have been if I hadn't actually read the selections, then given them out to my unsuspecting 8 year olds?
... Approximately NONE!!!