Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Heeding the Call: A Program on Justicemaking for Junior High School Youth

Spiritual Preparation

Sit quietly with your eyes closed if this is comfortable for you and slowly breathe in and out a few times. Let your mind wander as you rest into your body. When you feel at ease, imagine a slide show of moments in your life related to abundance. What do you visualize as total abundance? Without judgment, note the kinds of images that come to you for about five minutes. This may be refreshing. Do a few more moments of focused breathing, slowly open your eyes and return to the present. Now is a good time to journal on issues of abundance and poverty. Use the following questions to help you get started. When is a time when you have felt surrounded by abundance? When have you been concerned about having enough? What is your class background? Does this have an impact on your understanding of abundance? Do you consider yourself privileged? If so, why? If not, why not?