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In "Windows and Mirrors," a Tapestry of Faith program
Ring the chime (or other noisemaker), make eye contact with each participant and read or tell the story.
Sound the chime again at the end. Invite one or two volunteers to retell the story in their own words. Then, lead a discussion with these questions:
Point out that in the story, God took away a common language to keep humans limited in what they could accomplish together. Ask:
Help the group discover through discussion that "language" can mean one's mode of moving, singing, drawing, etc. You might say:
All forms of communication are in a language, not just writing and speaking. There are lots of ways to find common language—not just words, but also music, physical activities, artistic expression and simple things like a shared understanding of what a smile means.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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