Saturday, April 13, 2013

Loving Our Neighbor?

This is heads down time in youTheology as we prepare for the pilgrimage and prepare to make available for everyone our materials from the youTheology One Year Journey with high school students.Some of this material in Believe Curriculum pays special attention to John Wesley's writings, weaving them in and showing how relevant they still are for us. It also shows how seriously Wesley took the Bible and its teachings on loving God and loving neighbor.

Wesley's sermon, "The Use of Money" is well worth a read.If we love our neighbor as God commands us, we can't take advantage of  another person's weakness nor do things that are harmful to our another person's business to build our own. Each person is that neighbor God is telling us to love. There's more. I encourage you to read it.

So, working on Believe Curriculum is a refresher as I prepare these excellent presentations by Saint Paul School of Theology faculty members and members of the wider community. It's also been refreshing and inspiring, leaving me with this question:

What would life be like if we took God seriously in our day-to-day interactions with others, if we sought God's glory instead of our own and treated others as God has told us?
What do you think?
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Developing Faithful Leaders for a Diverse Church and World Now and in the Future

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