Sit or stand and close your eyes. Holding the chalice, explore it with your hands. Touch the base. Feel the curve of the bowl. Breathe deeply and be open to what the chalice symbolizes to you about the Unitarian Universalist faith. Try not to limit your thoughts to preconceived ideas about the chalice. Open your heart and mind to new meanings.
Open your eyes and look at the chalice. How is it different than what your hands told you? What things can be known without sight?
Now think about the children in this group. In what ways are they different than you expected? Is there one child that has an unexpected shine? Open your heart, mind, eyes, ears and hands to the children this week and to new possibilities in how they see the symbol of the chalice.