Welcoming the Children - Mark 9:33-37
Dialogue and Storytelling
Randy: God calls us to be a church of welcome and a church that puts the word of God into action…
Leah: a church that measures greatness not only by what we do inside our walls but by the lives we touch in the greater community beyond these walls.
Randy: We are called to give our lives in love and service to all of God’s children, especially those who are the most vulnerable and in need of the welcome, love and support which we can help provide.
Leah: Who are some of God’s children who need the welcome embrace of the body of Christ?
#1: Hello, I am here to share the story of Robert as if it were my own story. Here goes.
My name is Robert. I am ten years old. I would like to tell you about what it is like to experience homelessness. Yesterday at recess some kids ganged up on me, teasing me about not having a home and shouting things like, “You’re poor, you’re dirty, and your hair looks like you don’t even own a comb!” I yelled back, “I don’t care what you think. I don’t need you. I can handle things all by myself!” But I felt like a worn-out dusty toy, all alone on an empty shelf.