If you ask any parent what they most want for their child, they will probably say something like, “for them to be a good person.” What does this mean? We have at least a general idea of what this looks like even when our children are very young–we want them to have a sense of right and wrong, we want them to speak and act for justice, we want them to respect themselves and others. And in soulful homes, there is often also a hope that a child will develop an integration of body-mind-spirit, an integrity of self that will hold them through challenges and difficult times.
This month in our Religious Exploration program, we’ll be playing with different manifestations of that sense of soulful integrity.
In addition to RE classes, you are invited to read the Soulful Home newsletter for activities and discussion questions that you can share with your family at home. Soulful Home is emailed to everyone each month and can also be found on our website, under the Members tab.
Try asking some of the following questions at the dinner table or in the car:
- Is it more important to be right, or kind?
- Would you rather have friends who are always sure they are right, or who can’t make up their minds?
- Whom do you know who always does the right thing?
- On a scale from 1 to 10, how easy is it to be honest with your friends?
- What is one action that is always wrong? What is one action that is always right?
- What face do you make when you are about to do something that you know or suspect is wrong?
- Around whom in your life are you free to be your most complete self?
Find these and other questions and activities in the SoulFul Home newsletter for January.