Celebrating Love with Whole Community Learning

Bob Scott, Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Wendy Claire Barrie, and Kathryn Carroll

Whole Community Learning

The light and blessing of last Sunday’s Candlemas shines into this week as we approach St. Valentine’s Day, which for us goes deeper and wider than a marketing strategy. We’re celebrating agape love: God’s unconditional love for friends, family, and neighbors.

This Week

We chose from stations that offered different mediums and modalities for exploring and expressing God’s love.

Adults encountered the heart of agape love by walking with the love-language of poets and prophets, evoking mature faith and love, in Love Note Lectio.

“When he spoke my soul vanished.
I look for him and can’t find him.
I call, he doesn’t answer…
I beg you, daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my love
You will say that I am sick with love.”
—Song of Songs

Families and children loved our Brown Bag neighbors with cards and treat bags.

Finally, global compassion prayers and Metta love helped us locate places in the world that hold the broken hearts of the displaced.