Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Chalice Children: A Program about Our Unitarian Universalist Community for Preschoolers

Spiritual Preparation

Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Reflect on the variety of families who make up your congregation. Hold each in your mind's eye, observing their smiles, their concern for one another, their difficulties, their sadness, their joy and their love for one another. Try to remember your own feelings as a child about your family. These feelings can go deep, and that sometimes means deep hurt as well as deep love. Family is complicated, and yet we recognize family by our love for one another. Reflect on your pets as well, because they are certainly part of your family and often clearly show us unconditional love (well, maybe that love is more conditional if your pet is a cat!). As you prepare for this session, reflect on how your family fits into the puzzle that is the universe.