There's a lot of talk these days about children. How to raise children... how to educate children.... how to discipline children... how children develop their values and beliefs... how to get children to eat their peas... Lots of talk about children. Over the last decade years, spiritual formation has become the buzz phrase in Christianity. It has found it's home in material for children as well. Books and curriculum carry this label, whether they are formational or not. There are conferences for pastors, parents and children with this label.
Heck, I write the some of the books and teach at some of the conferences! It's a hot topic.
There's some good research out there; we've got loads to say and loads to learn. Though I think, we're missing a voice? The voice of our children.
It's time for us (adults) to do a bit more listening and less talking.
One of the most rewarding things I do is spiritual direction with children. I have the great honor of listening to children talk about their thoughts and feelings concerning God. They teach me so much.
For the next year on this blog we'd like to give voice and space to children. Their words. Their pictures. Since often images are more meaningful for them.
So we're asking for your help. Do you have a child, or know a child, who would be willing to share their thoughts about God, through word or picture?
Whether it's one time or once a month, we'd love to hear from children. Respond to this blog, or contact us over on our FB page.
Tomorrow's blog post will be about how to invite children to express their thoughts about God.