In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Read or tell the story to the group.
After the story, invite the group to be silent for a moment to think about the story.
Then, ask participants to recap the story in their own words. What they recall indicates what they found most meaningful or memorable.
Say something like:
It's easy to think of things being powerful when they are big, loud, and impressive, like tornadoes and earthquakes and riots. But sometimes big change comes from quiet forms of power. For instance, Henry David Thoreau, who so loved the quiet of nature, not only changed the way Americans thought about our relationship with nature through his writings, he also wrote an essay which introduced the idea of civil disobedience, which inspired and influenced both Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lead a discussion using these questions:
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Last updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
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