I challenged my youth group kids last night to think about what it would be like if Jesus was going to be born THIS Christmas. How would the story look different? How would the communication between the characters change? I gave them a few scenes that we are all familiar with, and this is what they came up with:
They are quite creative. I love their attention to detail- like the St. Patrick's stamp on the Annunciation letter (because this would have happened 9 months before Christmas-even if they got the date wrong :)) and that Mary's phone number is made up of "holy" numbers from scripture (7, 40, 3, 12, 1, 70). I personally enjoyed St. Elizabeth's phone number. The Facebook "like" from the shepherds got the biggest laugh.
I love my job.
Here is a shot of the "idea" cards the kids used with Scripture references to help them research: