Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home.
Blessing of Liberation:
In all the ways that your beautiful body calls for freedom–freedom from violence, freedom from limiting assumptions, freedom from condemnation–may you be free. In all the ways that your loving heart longs to be liberated–liberated from the resentments it holds, liberated from feelings of unworthiness, liberated from old patterns of seeking love and approval–may you be liberated. In all the ways that your brilliant mind seeks release–release from gripping fears, release from relentlessly racing worries, release from overwhelm–may you be released. May you be delivered from these and other confinements of the spirit, and together with your families, rise to live freely and fully in the Abiding Love that unites us all.
Explore the Jewish Holiday of Passover.
Read: The Passover Story
Weekly Chalice Lighting:
For holy days on which we recall the old stories, we light the flame.For Passover which reminds us of the courage and strength of those seeking freedom in the past, we light the flame.For remembering our friends afar, we light the flame.For the opportunity to remember the past, to plan for our future, to be alive in our present, we light the flame.
Discuss: How does Passover help us understand the meaning of liberation? How do we help the world when we help someone?
Learn how to say Happy Passover in Hebrew – Chag Pesach Sameach!