Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times
God Doesn't Make Mistakes (9 AM)
Jesus said that the greatest commandments are to love God above all else and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Do you love yourself? So many of us base our worth and value on external factors like what others think of us or even the things we do. The Bible, however, tells us repeatedly that God loves us as we are--mistakes and all. What would it be like to love ourselves the way God loves us? And if we could do that, think of the love we would have for others! Maybe love really can change the world...
How can love overcome what divides us and move us forward together? Won’t loving everybody make me a doormat—or a hypocrite? How do I find the energy to keep loving when the world seems to be going the other way? How do I find God’s love These questions and many others will have our attention this Lent as we read Bishop Michael Curry’s book, Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times, and consider what the Bible has to say about living, loving and hoping in challenging times.