01 May 2019

I wonder where you are...

At the end of a sacred story, we may invite those in the circle to locate themselves in the story: I wonder where you are in this story.

Today, (the festival of Philip and James, Apostles) I took a midweek Communion service for a small congregation of retired people. In the sermon slot I showed them a red stole, painted by Yvonne Bell, depicting a worshipping communion of saints.

Without any experience of the Godly Play wondering questions, one woman, after the service was over, gently took hold of the stole and said, "I have to find myself in this stole."

an elderly woman's hand holds the end of a red stole, painted with yellow and orange human figures of different shapes and sizes, with a white dove hovering above them
"Where am I in this stole?"