Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to separate yourself from the activities of the day. When you feel settled and relaxed, consider:
- Have you ever discovered a truth which was painful for you to know?
- What did you do with that knowledge?
- Think about what truth-seeking means for you as a spiritual path. What theological conclusions have you come to through "seeking the truth in love"?
- In general, have people important to you been supportive of or threatened by your efforts to seek the truth? How has their response affected you?
Religious education is, at its heart, an ongoing process of seeking the truth. The loving framework you provide in leading this session sets the stage for participants to pursue the truth, wherever it may lead them.