It was great to have the youTheologians in this past weekend. The focus was on “Loving God, Loving Neighbor: Loving Myself.” It is important to root loving ourselves in loving God and neighbor otherwise we run the risk of narcissism. As we understand more and more of God’s love for us, we gain a greater appreciation of ourselves as God’s handiwork, created and redeemed. Do we really have a choice as to whether or not we love ourselves?
In exploring this theme, youTheologians also looked at Wesley’s life and his search. They learned about his theology of grace. There were exercises to help them in their appreciation of themselves and others that went beyond the superficial to a deeper understanding of the other. They also learned the difference it makes when you stop to think about yourself and who you are. For some, it was motivation to be better. In addition, there was time to engage in spiritual disciplines and time for fun and games. All in all, a wonderful time with awesome youth and leaders.
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
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