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A Joyful Path, Year Two – Unit 5: Search for Understanding

By Published On: December 14, 2016Comments Off on A Joyful Path, Year Two – Unit 5: Search for Understanding


What Is A Joyful Path Year Two Like?


In A Joyful Path, Year Two, we focus on some of the main tenets of Progressive Christianity and Spirituality, giving our children the foundation they need to walk the path of Jesus in today’s world.  It has stories and affirmations written to help children clarify their own personal beliefs while staying open to the wisdom of other traditions.


Year Two will be similar to Year One, in that it will have 37 lessons, full color original artwork, a contemplative and introductory section for the teacher in each lesson, 37 original stories, incredible heart warming, feeling based activities, and tips to bring music and nature into each lesson.


Year Two will have be slightly different from Year One, in that we are going to focus more directly on our eight points, breaking them down into 3-5 lessons per point.


Unit 5 Lessons are:

• Lesson 1: Asking Questions
• Lesson 2: Bible
• Lesson 3: The Parable of Jesus

Each Year Two Lesson Includes:

Teacher Introduction/Getting to the Heart of the Lesson
Teacher Reflection
Spiritual Affirmation with full color Art
Original Story, and Activities, Bible Verses,
Wisdom Quotes

Getting to the Heart of the Lesson

This point, recognizing that we open ourselves to a constant flow of grace as we search for understanding, is inextricably linked to the eighth point in Progressive Christian beliefs: that we are committed to a lifelong path of learning. For as soon as we think we have arrived at the end point of understanding, we close ourselves to that flow of grace. Wisdom teachers of all paths describe gradual awakening or a progressive realization of understanding, marked by moments of clear inner revelation; but if we keep searching, there are ever-new octaves of clarity.

Grace comes when we offer ourselves into the unknown, with a sincere desire to learn. Asking questions is another way of saying we invite understanding and the door is open. Answers may come in a form we don’t foresee, or through people we didn’t expect, or with circumstances we wouldn’t choose, but they will come.

Children usually need no encouragement to ask questions, but as they grow the world often imposes restrictions about what are the right questions to ask.

Have fun in this lesson asking questions and sharing answers and keeping the door wide open for grace to flow through.

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