Kinsman Redeemer is a story about loss, deferred hope, vulnerability and new beginnings… It is the story of Naomi and Ruth. It is as old as the hills and yet still relevant for today.
The Kinsman Redeemer reflective art program will take place every Tuesday evening in November. Participants will join in creative and interactive therapeutic art-making sessions where they will reflect, identify, and work alongside each other through the narrative of Ruth and Naomi’s journey back to Bethlehem.
This story from antiquity is a gentle reminder that we all encounter pain and that dreams can shatter; that vulnerability lies close to our skin. It prompts us to remember that distress and despair can easily result in resentment or bitterness. But, whilst sojourning through a wilderness of pain, like Naomi, we will also encounter faithful companions on the way.
In the annals of history, we read how these two women’s lives changed. From being lost and insignificant, the encounter with their kinsman redeemer resulted in a life with purpose and destiny. Ruth became the grandmother of King David and from the tribe of Judah came humanity’s Kinsman Redeemer.
Guided by the principles that Naomi and Ruth discovered when they encountered their redeemer, participants will navigate through their own internal landscape with art to process their stories of disappointments and loss, transition and purpose.
Participants of the program should expect a personal encounter that could change and reveal their destiny in a greater measure than before.
The program is facilitated by Anna Dos Santos, a licensed psychotherapist and professional art therapist.