Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    A Song for Lent: Jason Gray's "Remind Me Who I Am"



    Jason Gray's video for his song Remind Me Who I Am could be an effective way to explore some of the themes of Lent with your youth, particularly if paired with the story of Jesus' temptation in the wilderness and his own struggles to understand his identity and calling from God.

    3 comments:

    Jonathan Pearson said...

    Thank you for posting the video. I hope you don't mind if I "steal" this idea for my own blog.

    KirstyLB said...

    fantastic idea thanks. will use that with youth group on Sunday - am thinking of pairing it with the following Henry Nouwan quotes for them to take home...

    “You can deal with an enormous amount of success as well as an enormous amount of failure without losing your identity, because your identity is that you are the beloved. Long before your father and mother, your brothers and sisters, your teachers, your church, or any people touched you in a loving as well as in a wounding way – long before you were rejected by some person or praised by someone else – that voice has been there always. “ I have loved you with an everlasting love”. That love is there before you were born and will be there after you die”.


    “The great conversion [of our life is to] learn the courage to say, 'I don't have to ask permission from the world to live. I am not what other people say I am. I am not what I produce. I am not what I own. What I truly am is the chosen, beloved child of Divine God.'”

    Brian Kirk said...

    Jonathan, you are always welcome to "steal" these ideas. That's why they are here.

    Kristy, great suggestion of including the Nowan quote. Thanks for sharing!