Monday, October 18, 2010

Ah.... 11 year olds

A dull Monday afternoon and I have Yr 7. Year 7b. We are looking at Christian art and symbolism.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

We have done Chi-Rho and Alpha and Omega with a little lesson about the Greek alphabet on the side. We have done YHWH and discussed Hebrew writing. We have had fun with Ichthus and now we have got to the Dove.

Sir, Sir, Why did God send lightning on Jesus?

Sorry Connor?

Why did he?

What?

Strike Jesus with lightning.

He didn't.

But it says it there. On your powerpoint.

Read it to me.

The Spirit of God descended in the form of a Dove and a lightning on Jesus.

(There is a sort of snorting caugh from Carol, my support assistant. She seems to be having trouble holding it together.)

Read it to me again.

The Spirit of God descended in the form of a Dove and a lightning on Jesus.

And again.

The Spirit of God descended like a dove and  ...oh.....

Oh?

The Spirit of God descended like a dove and alighted on Jesus.

Well done.

You mean God set him alight?

No Bethany.

How long till the bell?