In December I was invited to lead a confirmation class. The theme of the class was exploring our faith by painting. Most of the students were new to the idea of intuitive painting. We started our a little slow, but soon students began to experiment with color, texture, shapes and words. I encouraged students to incorporate a path to represent that faith is a journey. Some students chose to incorporate a symbol that was important to their faith journey.

When reflecting afterward one student remarked, “At first I thought my painting had to look like everyone else’s, but then I realized it could be whatever I wanted it to be.” I’d call that a success!