Saturday, April 11, 2015
J is for Justice
Every year, when I taught at our school, the Grade One to Four classes present a play about Saint Michael and the Dragon. It is performed close to the day of Michaelmas at the end of September.
The grade ones played the gnomes who forged the swords and shields.
"We will work
With our will
With our strength
With our skill"
The grade two were the stars that gave their metals to the gnomes.
"Stars stars come to us"
Grade three were the dragon.
Always comical and the school awaited its arrival with great anticipation and joy.
Grade four were the villagers being tormented by the dragon and one grade four student was asked to play Saint Michael who led the villagers into battle, not to slay, but to tame the dragon.
"but one thing I ask
put this dragon to a task"
It is a powerful story.
We all have dragons that must be tamed.
We can't do it alone.
Saint Michael can help us do the right thing.
Saint Michael's sword.
A good representation of justice, I think.