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. Being lost is a scary feeling, whether you are physically lost or you feel emotionally lost. How have you felt lost in your life?

Despair is my private pain . . . — from "The Legacy of Caring," Reading 666, by Thandeka, in Singing the Living Tradition

Fear is a feeling we all share. Yet, Unitarian Universalists may not engage with feelings of suffering or being lost as much as we may need to. How would our community be different if we acknowledged over and over that each of us is brokenhearted? Would we be gentler with one another? More forgiving?

Bring to mind the faces of your community and imagine each person's private pain. Hold them in your heart and wish them peace. Bring that awareness to your session with the children.