Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Newsprint, markers, and tape
Preparation for Activity
- Post a sheet of newsprint.
Description of Activity
Ask participants to spend a few minutes thinking about the miracles they heard in the previous activity, paying particular attention to what they think connects all of the things they deemed to be miracles. Then solicit their ideas about “What is a miracle?” writing that question on newsprint.
Next, discuss ideas about what the characteristics of a miracle might be. Affirm all answers.
Ask for (or volunteer) a beginning “definition” of what this group believes constitutes the definition of a miracle and write it on newsprint. Assure participants that this will be an evolving definition and they can add ideas at any time during the program.
Keep the newsprint posted or plan to re-post it at each meeting; let the definition of a miracle be a living document for the duration of the program. It is next used in Session 2, Activity 1, Sharing Miracle Moments.
Including All Participants
Not everyone in the group will speak up. Please ensure that everyone has been given a chance to speak. You might, for example, go around the room and let each person either speak or pass in turn.