Friday, October 20, 2017

October 20: Learning from Young People

Be an Example for Every Child, Week Four

Learning from Young People

I have always said that I learn more from the young people that I work with than I could ever

teach them. A few years back I encountered The Way of the Child, a curriculum that focuses on meeting children’s spiritual needs. This model that includes a creative telling of a Bible story, time in centers such as gazing, journal, art, and reading, and time to reflect and
meditate together really extends to feeding all ages spiritually. When we open ourselves up to worshiping, praying and meditating together, no matter the age, we truly are living as One Body allowing us to grow in hope and faith with one another. Take some time to sit with people of different ages, hear retelling of scripture and quietly sit, gazing at a candle, or coloring a mandala, or looking at pictures of people and events of the world; opening up yourself to the Divine, seeking inspiration from the Spirit, reflecting on the message of Christ in quiet meditation with one another.

Holy One,
Together we learn more about your grace. Together we grow. Together we have hope. Together we move forward seeking love and justice for every child. Amen.

John 21:15
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

(Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.)

Resources and Links

Rev. Sarah Almanza, Minister, Irving North Christian Church, TX

*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.

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