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!