In our R.E. lesson we discussed how Jesus told many stories to help his friends understand difficult things. We discussed how his parables (stories with special meanings) still have meaning for people today. When you read them, you have to think and try to work out the message that Jesus is giving to his friends today. We looked at the parable of the Prodigal son and discussed its meaning as a class. As a class, we then held a trial for the characters in the story. The children were given various roles: Lawyers for the defence and prosecution, The jurors.
At the end of the trial, the jury decided who showed or failed to show unconditional love and the reasons why this may have been.