Sometimes it’s a good thing to re-think what we think about significant things. This week’s texts led me to re-think what love might look like these days. We all know what love looks like at least in a lot of situations. I am especially interested in what it might mean to love people in our online and other less personal interactions.
There is something about the simplistic binaries that lead to so-called “cancel culture” that is diametrically opposed to what it means to love people. We seem to have become willing to jump all over someone on the basis of a single post or tweet or meme. I have heard people say the internet is “no place for nuance” but I dispute this. It is possible to have significant conversation happen on the internet, however, it takes work.
I think Paul and his visit to the Areopagus demonstrate the possibility of engaging respectfully with others. Perhaps the bigger question is, Are we willing?
“What might love look like these days?” Knox Presbyterian (to download, right-click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
“What might love look like these days?” St. Mark’s Presbyterian (to download, right-click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
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