About 20 families joined together to answer the question – Who is God?
To answer that question we needed to imagine God. In the end, we did not have just one right answer. We came up with lots and lots of answers because God is so many things and with us in so many ways.
We talked about how for years artists have imagined Jesus. We looked together at paintings and sculptures of Jesus: Jesus as a boy, Jesus eating with friends and Jesus weeping.
So that each family could continue to imagine God at home, they received a book: Images of God for Young Children by Marie-Helene Delval. The book is filled with more beautiful ways to imagine God close to us ~ God is breath. God is secret. God is joy. God is our tears. Every night they will pick out one page to read and look at the picture together. That will be the image they take to rest with them. A new and yet familiar image to remind them that God is with them.
And that makes me feel really good ~ all of our families close to each other and close to God.