If it would be helpful in creating sacred space, light a candle or chalice. Read the story "Learning by Heart: Sophia Lyon Fahs." Reflect on these questions:
- As a student or seeker, what learning experiences have been joyful, even revelatory for you? What approaches of particular teachers have helped you the most?
- Where have you found affirmation for your spiritual learning and growth? in your congregation? In groups with a shared mission? Inside yourself? When and from whom do you receive acceptance and encouragement to spiritual growth bundled together?
Consider the young learners in Faithful Journeys and their different questions, learning styles, and modes of self-expression. Plan some specific ways you can model our third Principle in this session and offer all children in the group acceptance and encouragement to their spiritual growth.