Year 3: April 2, 2017
Preaching Text: Luke 18:31-19:10
Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer
(Written for ages 5-9)
Comment: In this season of Lent, Zacchaeus’ story is a great one for highlighting repentance and turning one’s life around. People don’t like Zacchaeus, in essence his role as a tax collector gives him the power to bully the people and cheat them out of their money. The animals in Latimer’s story don’t like Lion- he’s mean and his mistreats them all! Through Zacchaeus’ interaction with Jesus and Lion’s interaction with Rabbit (er, all 22 of them) we see a change in their lives for the better. As you reflect upon this text and story, invite your congregants to share their own stories of repentance and turning their lives around.
The Year 3 Narrative Lectionary Links are written by Union Presbyterian Seminary alumni Noell Rathbun.