On Sunday, the spirit play children had a lesson on “I Live In the Universe” by Aline Wolf. Here is the story:
I Live in the Universe. When someone asks me, Where do you live? I say, I live in this house. My house is on a street, so I can also say, I live on this street. My street is in a city and my city is in a state. So I can say, I live in this city and in this state. My state is one of the 50 states in the United States, so I tell people, I live in the United States. The United States is one of the countries in North America, so I also say, I live in North America. orth America is one of the seven continents on Planet Earth. I like to say, I live on Planet Earth. Planet Earth is one of the nine planets that go around the sun in our Solar System. I can say, I live in the solar system. Our sun is one of over one hundred billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. It is fun for me to say, I live in the Milky Way. The Milky Way is one of over one hundred billion galaxies in the Universe. I am proud to say, I live in the Universe.Is there any place I could live that is bigger than the Universe? I wonder.
- I wonder if you have ever seen or heard any of this before?
- I wonder which of these places is the most important?
- I wonder which part you like the best?
- I wonder where you might be in this lesson?
- I wonder if we can leave out any of these places and still have the lesson?
- I wonder which place you like the best?
- I wonder how the Universe came to be?
- I wonder if there could be more than one universe?
- I wonder where you are in this story?
- I wonder if this lesson reminds you of any of our Unitarian Universalist Promises?
- I wonder where the Spirit of Love and Mystery might be in this lesson?
Ask your child if they can explain how your house fits in the Universe. Were they able to remember this lesson?