In "A Place of Wholeness," a Tapestry of Faith program
The Welcome Words are meant to set the stage for the workshop and spark conversation before the workshop begins. The Welcome Words for today are a quote and questions.
In the depths of my soulThere where lies the source of my strength,Where the divine and the human meet,There, quiet your mind, quiet, quiet.
Outside let lightning reign,Horrible darkness frighten the world.But from the depths of your own soulFrom that silence will rise againGod's flower.
Return to yourself,Rest in yourself,Live in the depths of your soulWhere the divine and the human meet.Tune your heart to the eternalAnd in the depths of your own soulYour panting quiets down.Where the divine and the human meet,There is your refuge.
—— Words by Norbert Capek, Czech Unitarian and creator of the Flower Festival, composed in Dresden Prison, 1942
Question: What is hope? What is the flower of hope that rises from the depths of your soul?
As participants arrive, invite them to choose a flower and place it in one of the vases in preparation for Activity 1. They may also decorate a journal, review and/or add to their journal based on the Welcome Words, or informally discuss the Welcome Words. Spend some time with visitors and first-time participants to orient them to the program and getting a sense of what brought them today.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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