My next session with my 8th graders will focus on the Holy Spirit as our guide. It’s almost impossible to speak of the Holy Spirit without using metaphors. In our Tradition, we have many powerful metaphors that help us to know the Spirit: water, oil, fire, wind, a dove, and so on. Most importantly, however, I want to be sure that the young people come away from the session knowing that the Holy Spirit is a person…someone they can have a relationship with. I’ll be pondering over the next couple days, the ways that I will best be able to lead them to this knowledge.
If you have any great Holy Spirit ideas for junior high kids, I’d love to hear from you!
In confirmation last year one of my sophomores said that the trinity is like an oreo with the Holy Spirit as the creme filling joining the Father and Son. That was the highlight of our year when one of your kids actually came up with an analogy. Before that moment we couldn’t get the kids to talk. After that we didn’t hear much from them again. But who would have ever thought relating the trinity to an oreo.
Not bad for a kid! Thanks, Jessica!