In the days before you present this session, explore your own ideas of forgiveness, redemption, and salvation. Remember and revisit physical spaces that you find spiritual. See Activity 2 to remind yourself how the term "spirituality" is used in the context of this curriculum. If "spirituality" is not a word that resonates for you, you might think in terms of "connection." As always in Unitarian Universalist religious education, it is important for leaders to allow children and youth their own responses to and understanding of concepts that may not speak to all adults.
In the moments before you present this session, with all preparations made, make a peaceful moment for yourself and for your connections with all. Breathe deeply. Know that your efforts to assist youth are themselves virtuous. Breathe deeply. Connect with what is good and true. Breathe deeply. Relax. Feel the energy of sharing fill you. Connect again with your leadership team, and be ready to greet your youth.
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