October 25, 2020

Invitation to Love

Weylin Lee reflects on how Jesus reminds us to center ourselves and our lives around love especially in these divisive and heavy times [Matthew 22:34-40].

Reflection

  1. In this current season, what would it look like to shift from being right to being more loving?
  2. How might you practice fully loving both your neighbors and yourself?

Spiritual Practice

  1. Put on a lens of love. Take out our lens of judgement, or comparison, or critique. Use a lens of love to soften our gaze towards people.
  2. Explore love with playfulness. Incorporate playfulness in how you engage and connect with God this week. Consider the different ways God has made you to express love and care.

Resources

  1. Video: Ted Lasso
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u7EIiohs6U  

MWG Discussion Questions

  1. What are the tensions we experience when we explore whether it’s more important to be right or be more loving with certain people in our lives?  How are those practices opposed to one another and how might they be in alignment with each other?
  2. What does it mean to us when we hear that God invites us to love with all our heart, soul, mind and strength?  If we adopt a more playful posture and perspective, what might be some expressions of love that we have not considered before?
  3. How have you experienced loving your neighbor and loving yourself?  How might one come at the expense of the other and how has that looked like in your life?  Which of these practices might you need to lean into more this current season and why?

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