Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Principled Commitment: An Adult Program on Building Strong Relationships

Spiritual Preparation

Carter Heyward, in the passage included as Leader Resource 2 for this workshop, writes that "love is the choice to experience life as a member of the human family, a partner in the dance of life." Set aside some time for personal reflection and meditation on the subject of commitment. In what ways do you choose and commit yourself to love — not just in big life decisions, like adopting a child or speaking wedding vows, but also in the smaller things you do in the everyday? What are your strongest commitments in life — those to which you devote the most time, treasure, and talent? Consider the guiding Principle for this workshop, "The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all." How do your commitments align with this goal? You may wish to say a prayer or meditate on those people you love, those things you are committed to, and your hopes for the world.