Creativity and discipleship go hand-in-hand

“A diamond forms under high pressure; we too glorify the greatness of the grace of the Lord when we suffer more for Him,” said Nicholas Lye, seminarian.

Mar 21, 2020

By Dorothy Yeong
“A diamond forms under high pressure; we too glorify the greatness of the grace of the Lord when we suffer more for Him,” said Nicholas Lye, seminarian.

“We are all called to discipleship. But did you know that an element of creativity is important in this calling? Music, art and craft, and dance are some ways in which we can learn more about our God and cultivate discipleship,” he added.

In February 2020, the Church of the Divine Mercy’s (CDM) Youth Ministry organised a oneday workshop aimed at showing the participants that creativity  and discipleship go hand-in-hand. The speaker for the workshop was Nicholas Lye, a seminarian from St Francis Xavier Major Seminary in Singapore.

The workshop kicked off with an ice-breaking session that helped our young participants get to know one another better. The first session was about knowing where each of us stands in our faith and what our goal is where our faith is concerned. Bro Lye also explained about the three elements of discipleship — silence, trust and obedience.

Our second session focused on discovering our true identity given by God. This may be differ ent from the identity that we ourselves or others give us. Here the youths were broken into smaller groups to share their thoughts on their own identity.

In our third session we were called to look at our relationship with God and challenge ourselves by answering the question – who do we say He is?

Towards the end of the programme, our participants had the chance to experience something new. They were called to experience God while listening to one of Mozart’s concertos. They then drew out images of their experience and shared it with one another.

The final session, after dinner, was origami! We sat together as Bro Lye taught us to fold a paper diamond. He explained that just like diamonds that form under high pressure, we too glorify God when we suffer more for Him.

It was a long day of soulsearching and growing our relationship with God, with lots of creativity thrown in. The workshop ended at 9.00pm with a group photoshoot and self-evaluation on our true identity.

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