Spend a few moments wondering together as a family about the story:
- I wonder if there is a part of the story that stands out or shimmers?
- I wonder what part of the story is the most important?
- I wonder where you are in the story?
Note to parents: The Genesis 1 creation myth is a beautiful poem celebrating the intrinsic goodness of all God’s creation. However, the male gendering of God throughout the text and the gender-binary used for humany (verse 27) is limiting language and may feel exclusive. Please feel free to play with the text, find more expansive language (e.g., alternate she/they/he for God), share your questions and your wrestling with your children, and invite them to share theirs.
Spiritual Practice: Nature Meditation Walk
View the guide here. At first, walk around this place the way you normally might be in nature. Notice what it feels like in your body to be in a place while only casually connecting to it. Now, barefoot if possible, feel the weight of your body through your feet and toes. Let your feet sink into connecting with the earth, and pay attention to how it feels in each foot.