Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
- A recording of Susan Werner's song, "(why is your) heaven so small" from her CD The Gospel Truth (2007, Sleeve Dog Records), and a music player
Preparation for Activity
- Download or obtain the MP3 file or CD, and test the music player.
Description of Activity
Universalism is associated with the idea of a generous and bountiful heaven, whether in a time to come or here on earth. Heaven can also be a rich metaphor for a time and place when we each might be surrounded by all we regard as good and true. Liten to Susan Werner's song together, and then reflect on these questions:
- When is it easiest for you to imagine a "generous heaven?"
- When is it the hardest?