And now, my children, listen to me:
happy are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise,
and do not neglect it.
Happy is the one who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting beside my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life
and obtains favor from the Lord;
but those who miss me injure themselves;
all who hate me love death.’
My child, eat honey, for it is good,
and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
if you find it, you will find a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.
May 1st is Confirmation Sunday. Confirmation at Plymouth is an important rite of passage for our youth. It involves an intentional examination of the story of our origin, the Christian story, the Congregational story, the Plymouth Church story and finally, one’s personal faith story. We realize that every young person is at a different place on their spiritual journey. We know that developmentally ninth graders are just beginning to explore the difficult questions of faith. During the Confirmation rite, we as a congregational are affirming our promise to walk with them on their spiritual journey. The students are confirming that they are indeed open to continuing the journey.
I invite you to reflect on your own spiritual journey. Where has it taken you? What has changed over the years in your spiritual life? What has made the most impact? What advice would you give these ninth graders?
Rev. Dr. Paula Northwood
Minister of Education
Plymouth Congregational Church
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