February’s Soul Matters theme is “What does it mean to be a people of perseverance?” Here are a few questions from the Soul Matters materials for you to ponder and discuss, by yourself or with others.
- It is said that people who persevere don’t just struggle through their pain; they share and tell stories of their pain. Others then respond with their own stories of pain and struggle, leading to the discovery that we are not as alone as we thought. So is it time for you to be a storyteller, not just a survivor?
- Have you made friends with defeat? Have you figured out the hidden gift, lesson, or blessing of your defeat?
- It is important to gratefully acknowledge the shoulders of those you stand on. But how are you doing with the equally important work of offering your shoulders to others?