Christian BoyLove Forum #64812
This post is part of our "Purpose Driven Life" book study, the first official Christian Boylove Forum book study. If you would like to join in, do not be discouraged by the thought that it's too late. The book is designed to be read one chapter per day but we only study one chapter every Monday and Thursday in this forum, so if you read it at the book's recommended pace, you will catch up with us very quickly. If you do not own the book, you can read the first few chapters for free here: http://www.purposedrivenlife.com/en-US/AboutUs/AboutTheBook/FirstSevenChapters.htm while you look for the book in your local bookstores or wait for it to arrive from an online merchant.
This chapter was all about love as the most important quality we have. While reading it, I couldn't help but to think of how badly we as a community of believers have failed to live out this, the second greatest, commandment. A lot of times, in our zeal to stand up for what is right, we have thrown the baby out with the bathwater.
As BLs, we are probably well aware of how hurtful the unloving things others say can be. I recall a time of my life where I didn't want to attend church because I was under the assumption that if people there knew who I really am, they would hate me. So how can we as believers not only live out a life where love is the most important thing, but help those around us do the same?
to participate actively in the book study, feel free to respond to this post or to any of the discussion questions Cat or anyone else posts below. You don't necessarily need to respond to what is written on this post, you may prefer instead to talk about the parts of the chapter that spoke to you even if it wasn't something mentioned on this post. You may also pose your own discussion questions.