I was attending an online conference a few weeks ago. It was about Children and Young people’s Spirituality and about different generations supporting the exploration of faith of others in the community.
I was struck by the number of elders in the Bible who are tasked with sharing wisdom and encouraging questions of the younger people around them. It made me wonder how many opportunities we offer for us to share our journey of faith with the young people we know.
One of the speakers said something very profound and so I share it with you: It is more important that we share our journeys than to just tell young people what the destination looks like. In a way – it’s more beneficial that we describe how we got to an answer than just giving the total.
Imagine if we created a community that nurtures faith, encourages growth and makes questioning safe.
I can imagine the Kingdom of God on earth looking like that. I hope that our school can become a place like that.
And then we would echo our school prayer – where our school would be a bit like heaven.
Have a good term.