I want to be Jesus!
What a better way to take to heart the Sunday gospel than to speak the lines of Jesus, his disciples, and his enemies too—and to perform their actions?
The title for I Want to Be Jesus! comes from the children themselves who anxiously greet the catechists and teachers with those very words, eager for this very special part of the play.
I Want to Be Jesus! offers 150 gospel plays for every Sunday gospel in all three liturgical cycles, A, B, and C. These plays are intended to be used each week in religious education classes either on Sunday or another day. The plays are most suited for middle school students, but can be used with younger and older students too. Little or no staging directions and props are needed.
All of these plays are based consistently on the actual words from the scriptures for that day. Included with each play are discussion questions to help children understand the gospel better and to incorporate its message into their lives.
Carol Camp Twork is the Director of Religious Education at St Martha Catholic Church in Ashland City, Tennessee—USA.