money (pennies, nickels, dimes, and one dollar bill)
Good morning! I've decided that I will give everybody some
money today. Do you all think that's a good idea? Would you all
like to get some money? (Let them answer.) Good! Hold out your
hands, and let me give each of you some money. (Give each child a
coin and give one child the dollar bill.) Now, you all got some
money, didn't you? How do you feel about the money you got? (Let
them answer. There will be some complaints that some got more
than others. If this doesn't happen, lead them by asking one who
“The Real Man Of La Mancha” by Frank Ramirez
“Non Sequitur” by C. David McKirachan
The Real Man Of La Mancha
by Frank Ramirez 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
…but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger… (2 Corinthians 6:4-5)
Our three readings for this week hang together very well. Paul tells us that we need to work together in love, putting behind us the world’s way of doing things in favor of changing the world into the Eden God intended it to be. The Gospel lesson teaches us that miracles are possible, as it describes Jesus sleeping through a violent thunderstorm that rocks the boat, until his disciples wake him to their danger. He immediately rebukes the storm, and wind and wave become completely still.
There was a story in our local paper recently about a local television newsreader who had visited a chiropractor. The chiropractor went off to America to learn some new techniques and on his return rang the newsreader to ask whether she would like to try out his new equipment.