Basil: Oh Percy, look, we’re here again with everyone.
Percy: So we are Basil.
Basil: Hello everybody!
Basil: Look Percy, this is like a slide.
Percy: So it is Basil.
Basil: Can I slide?
Percy: No Basil, because you will knock me over if you do.
Basil: Oh, OK, maybe later?
Percy: Maybe, we’ll see.
Basil: Percy – What are we going to do with God today?
Percy: We’re going to use paint and crayons and play doh.
Basil: That sounds a bit messy – doesn’t God mind the mess?
Percy: No, I don’t think so, God loves the world and that can be very messy in places.
Basil: How can we use paint and crayons and play doh and pray?
Percy: Well, you see, you can think about what colour you feel like.
Basil: Do you mean, like if I feel happy I might choose a colour that feels a happy colour?
Percy: Yes, Basil.
Basil: And then what?
Percy: Well then you ask God what colour God would like and where God would like you to put that colour.
Basil: Oh, and then it’s like God is joining in too!
Basil: And you can see where God is.
Percy: Yes, and then talk to each other about it.
Basil: Oh, like when I tell you what I have done when we use paint and play doh and crayons.
Basil: Can I use your helmet to put my paint in?
Percy: No Basil, I remember last time and you put glue in my helmet.
Basil: And I didn’t ask you.
Percy: You’re right, you didn’t ask and I didn’t know till I put my helmet on at work.
Basil: And we had to go to the hospital later to get it taken off didn’t we?
Percy: Yes, and it took a long time to get the glue out of my fur.
Basil: Yes, I am sorry about that.
Percy: That’s OK, and thank you for asking this time.
Basil: Can we go and do some art now?
Percy: Yes, Basil, have fun everybody.
Basil: Can I slide now?
Percy: I suppose so, wait for me to get out of the way. Bye bye everyone.
Basil: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! See you next week!
(Handout: Basil and Percy on art and prayer)
Play & Pray by Epiphany Group Scotland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.