Tapestry of Faith: Exploring Our Values Through Poetry: A Program for High School Youth

Spiritual Preparation

Just as the more serious topics of today's workshop might lead to unpleasant memories for some youth, you should process these activities yourself before starting the workshop. Think about how freedom, death (physical or of the spirit), hope, and courage have played into your life. Yet remember that total personal freedom is not always a good thing. Being responsible for each other, being part of a faith community, means that sometimes our personal desires must be sacrificed or postponed for the good of the community. The balance between personal freedom and communal responsibility can be a delicate one. How have you managed to keep that balance in your life?