The peace of Christ be with you.
Since hearing Diana Butler Bass speak at CEF last October, I have been pondering her four-part “Agenda for Christian Formation.” Inspired by her book, Grounded, she suggests where and how people are searching for God:
- Spiritual Peace and Well Being
- Sense of Awe and Wonder about the Universe
- Deep Sense of Gratitude
- Engaging Meaning and Purpose of Life
Yesterday during worship, I used a wonderful picture book, What Does Peace Feel Like?, as a guided meditation for the entire congregation to remember a time they felt a sense of peace. Since our children’s time is right before passing of the peace, it was a perfect, experiential lead-in to that part of worship. Pull this book out anytime you find yourself searching for a moment of peace in a chaotic world.
Using this book during worship:
Ask everyone to close their eyes and imagine a time they felt peace:
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