The new year is about to begin. This is a time when a lot of us look to personal improvement.
Jesus teaches that the most meaningful, enriching, and worthwhile way of being a human is the way of love.
Love, Jesus teaches, is so much more than a feeling. Love is a way of life, a way of acting and being in the world. As such, it is something that can be taught, modeled, enacted, and practiced.
Jesus teaches that the essence of the moral law of the universe is to practice habits of loving God and to practice habits of loving other human beings.
Are you ready to take up the challenge of learning more about the way of love? Will you join us on this journey of growth?
Paul the apostle gives a succinct summary of the way of love in his first letter to the church in Corinth. You've probably heard it read at weddings. It's so commonly quoted that it's easy for us to rush through it as a bunch of platitudes:
"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (I Corinthians 13:4-7)
But when we take time to linger on his description of love, we find riches of very practical wisdom for living wisely and well.
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When you sign up for this weekly email, you'll join us on a journey of growth as we learn what it means to follow the way of love. We'll talk about things like taming anger, curbing our ego, and cultivating our ability to pay attention to others. Join us on this 8 week journey, beginning January 4. We look forward to traveling with you!