By Wendy Choy-Chan
As part of an exercise for a spiritual formation program, I had the opportunity to construct a life map of my own. As I answered various prompts and filled in event after event in my life — negative and positive childhood memories, encouragement and criticism from major figures in life, etc. — something wonderful emerged from my life map.
There have been negative life events that have shaped me and given me false beliefs of myself and of God. In the first few weeks of the program, we talked about negative cultural and family influences and how they project for us a false image of God. (more…)