February’s Soul Matters theme is “What does it mean to be a people of perseverance?” You might want to talk about the theme with your elementary-aged child or children this week. Here are some thoughts about the definition of perseverance from the Soul Matters materials:
Perseverance means….what do you think? Being slow and steady, even when something gets difficult. Perseverance helps us accomplish something, like training for a race, learning to play an instrument, building a Lego creation. How do you use perseverance when you build with Legos or another building toy? Step by step, slowly, sometimes having to take something apart and start over, put it aside for a while, prepare for the long haul. Building in this way is just like being a people of perseverance, a church congregation of perseverance.
The tortoise symbolizes perseverance. There is an Aesop’s fable about a race between a tortoise and a hare. Which of them do you expect to win? Why?