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Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church

Nov 22, 2021

Text: John 18:33-37

Description: God’s coming reign is the good news Jesus and his disciples proclaimed when they walked on earth. But sometimes that kingdom of peace seems so far removed from our reality as we walk on earth. How do we avoid despair and share our hope with a broken world?

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Video transcript below:

Interviewer: Do you understand what happened? Do you understand why those people did that?

Boy: Yes, because they’re really really mean. Bad guys are not very nice. And we have to be really careful because we have change houses.

Father: Oh no, don’t worry. We don’t have to move out. France is our home.

Boy: But there are bad guys, Daddy.

Father: Yes, but there’s bad guys everywhere.

Boy: They have guns. They can shoot us because they’re really really mean, Daddy.

Father: It’s okay. They might have guns, but we have flowers.

Boy: But flowers don’t do anything, they’re for…

Father: Of course they do. Look, everyone is putting flowers. It’s to fight against guns.

Boy: It’s to protect?

Father: Exactly.

Boy: And the candles, too?

Father: It’s to remember the people who are gone yesterday.

Boy: The flowers and the candles are here to protect us.

Father: Yes. (Both smile.)

Interviewer: Do you feel better now?

Boy: Yes, I feel better.