Middle School Taking It Home for February 17

Middle School Taking It Home for February 17

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
-Thomas Jefferson, author of Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States

No one else has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshiped; no other man has been as devoutly loved
-John Knox, 16″century theologian, commonly known as The Father of Protestant Reformation in Scotland

The moral and religious system which Jesus Christ transmitted to us is the best the world has ever seen, or can see.
-Benjamin Franklin, inventor, author and scientist

If Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he wouldn’t be able to stop throwing up.
– Woody Allen, contemporary actor, writer and comedian

On Sunday your middle schoolers explored who the person we call Jesus was, and thought about what was true and what was myth about his story. They discussed what Jesus might say or do if he was alive in today’s world.

I’ve heard through the grapevine that your children might be wondering when they’ll move on from Jesus. Please let them know that this week we’ll talk about some amazing people from other religions, then spend the rest of the year talking about Unitarian Universalism, what it means to us, and how we live UU values!

In the meanwhile, what do YOU think Jesus would say or do if he was living today? Have a dinner-time conversation and give your thoughts to your children. See what they remember from their classes about Jesus. Discuss who the real Jesus could have been. Talk about your favorite stories about him.

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