Christ's Body

Called to Imitate Jesus

Activity Objective

The young people will reflect on how we are called to imitate Jesus.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to give examples of Jesus' human qualities.


  • Share with the young people the following story:

After the Second World War, it is said that some American soldiers visited a church that had been bombed. They found a broken crucifix with pieces missing from Christ's body. These words were posted below: I have no feet but yours; I have no hands but yours. Yours are the eyes through which I look out over the world. Yours is the voice that speaks my Word. Yours is the heart which must bring my love to all.

  • Lead the young people in a discussion about the story. You might use the following questions as discussion prompts:

Why do you think this crucifix was left unrepaired? Would it have been better to have had it repaired? Why or why not?

What belief does this story illustrate?

Learning Styles

Word Smart

Approximate Time

20-25 minutes