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LEADER RESOURCE 1: Creating Blessings

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I. Blessing of Our Minds

The hurting in the world, our community, and our families seems huge, and we can feel as though there is little we can do. Every day, our minds process so much information. We learn of pain and suffering, we learn of hurting and injustice, in ourselves and in the word. It’s a lot for our minds to take in, to think about, to try to understand and work to solve.

With words, movements, and gestures, create a blessing of our minds.


II. Blessing of Our Hearts

The hurting in the world, our community, and our families seems huge, and we can feel as though there is little we can do. Every day, our hearts process so many emotions. So much in the world needs care and compassion. There is so much pain and suffering, and so much hurting and injustice. It’s a lot for our hearts to hold.

With words, movements, and gestures, create a blessing of our hearts.


III. Blessing of Our Hands

The hurting in the world, our community, and our families seems huge, and we can feel as though there is little we can do. There’s so much that needs care and compassion, so much pain and suffering, and so much hurting and injustice. There is so much work for our powerful yet tired hands.

With words, movements, and gestures, create a blessing of our hands.


IV. Blessing of Our Spirits

The hurting in the world, our community, and our families seems huge, and we can feel as though there is little we can do. Our spirits can feel the weight of all that needs care and compassion, all the pain and suffering, and all the hurting and injustice. How do we keep ourselves from being overwhelmed? How do we keep our spirits from sinking into the pain and staying there?

With words, movements, and gestures, create a blessing of our spirits.


V. Blessing of Our Community

The hurting in the world, our community, and our families seems huge, and we can feel as though there is little we can do. Our community recognizes so much that needs care and compassion. We see so much pain and suffering and so much hurting and injustice. It’s more than any of us can handle on our own. How do we keep ourselves going? How do we link our efforts with others?

With words, movements, and gestures, create a blessing of our community.


 

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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