Opportunities, to do with children mostly
One of the opportunities of the day was a conversation over lunch with David L. I’ve met Dave before. We’ve had conversations before, often quite interesting and quite brief. On Saturday, we got to talk a little about the spiritual practice in my family of grace before dinner and of practicing praying out loud. Lately, when it’s my turn, I always choose to speak a prayer. In part because I want my children to have some concrete ideas of what to do in a moment of silence. Also in part because I think this is something I need to learn how to do at this phase of my spiritual journey.
Another Opportunity was a period of worship later in the evening, just before Brian and Darcy Drayton had to leave. The spoken ministry was fine. But the best part for me was that the children were all, not participating exactly, but present. The three of them were in a corner of a room, reading to themselves. They didn’t have to be shushed or managed. They were respectful and released from the obligation to act interested. I would like to find more opportunities for my children to be loosely present in worshipful settings like that.
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