Tag Archive: love

Maundy Thursday Responsive Prayer

Leader: And Jesus said, “The greatest love a person can have for his friends is to lay down his life for them.” People: We gather to recall the night in which Jesus was… Continue reading

Prayer of Confession – Failure to Love

We prayed this prayer together in church this morning; it is powerful. PRAYER OF CONFESSION Many: Lord, we confess our day-to-day failure to be truly human. One: Lord, we confess to you. Many:… Continue reading

Lenten Responsive Prayer

Leader: In this is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us and sent God’s Son. People: We come to worship the One who knows our pain, for he himself… Continue reading

Reinhold Niebuhr quote

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context… Continue reading

Mr. Rogers on love

from The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept… Continue reading

Serene Jones on suffering and love

suffering itself is not the source of our redemption; the persistence of love in the midst of suffering is that redemptive source. serene jones, trauma+grace

Thomas Jay Oord on love

To love is to act intentionally, in response to God and others, to promote overall well-being. Thomas Jay Oord, Love in Relational Theology … TJO is a Wesleyan theologian whose work I have… Continue reading

M. Scott Peck on love and feeling

real love often occurs in a context in which the feeling of love is lacking, when we act lovingly despite the fact that we don’t feel loving. m. scott peck, the road less… Continue reading

M. Scott Peck on demonstrable love

when we love someone our love becomes demonstrable or real only through our exertion—through the fact that for that someone (or for ourself) we take an extra step or walk an extra mile.… Continue reading

Eberhard Jungel on love and surrender

in love there is no having which does not arise out of surrender.