Last month we finished Revelations: Alpha & Omega, New Jerusalem, Wedding Feast of the Lamb; and jumped into the Mass. I start by drawing the Synagogue and the Temple. We review what happens in each place, their history, and who is in charge. In prior years, I’d say the Synagogue is for Reading, the Temple is for Offering, and a Catholic church is for Both. It’s a good intro to the Mass, but hardly memorable.
But tonight after drawing the Temple, I impulsively added red-marker-blood out front to emphasize its sacrificial raison d’être. In doing so I careened into a pithier, catchier way of putting things:
Synagogue for Book.
Temple for Blood.
Church for Both.
Or as we’d say once the concepts were learned:
One for Book.
One for Blood.
One for Both.
I like that. Wouldn’t have bumbled into it without using colored markers to draw.
I know this is a small thing. But small things add up over time, especially if they are written down before they can be forgotten. That’s a little plug for having a lesson plan, and updating it.