Week 4 (Sacrament of the anointing of the sick)
Today we are going to learn about the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
Think back to last week when we read the parable of the Good Samaritan. When he helped the man who had been beaten and robbed, he used oil to heal the man where he had been injured.
Remember that last week we also learned that we have a Christian responsibility to care for the sick and needy.
When a person is very sick, they are not able to do what they normally do. They may not be able to work or to enjoy life as they used to. Often it is an occasion when people have time to reflect on what is important to them in life. It is often a time when people think about God and pray more. Christians remember the suffering of Jesus.
When Jesus sent out his disciples to preach the Good News, they; anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
The person who is very ill welcomes the prayers and kindness of those who visit them.
James’ letter has many practical suggestions which include reference to anointing the sick.
Read through the Powerpoint presentation below, consider the questions, then design the poster about oil and Christianity.