18 August 2008

The Four Loves - Introduction

Our book discussion group had it's first official meeting last night. I enjoyed it so much. We are so blessed to have such a thoughtful and intelligent group. We tossed around questions such as:
  • is love just an emotion or something more?
  • was there sin before the fall?
  • do any humans love with purely selfless motives?
  • can unbelievers truly love?
I loved hearing different perspectives. I enjoyed some of the definitive answers and some that seemed more flexible. I loved the passion behind some of the responses and the debating banter that some of the questions provoked. In fact, the only thing I didn't love was that the discussion took off with such fervor a few times that several cross discussions were happening and I couldn't hear everyone. There was no lag in the discussion, and in that sense it was a tremendous success!
Kendra and I had the idea for this group, but there is no doubt that God is putting it together, building a group that can ignite deep thoughts and inspire passionate living. Years ago I belonged to a little group called Can of Worms - and even while in the middle of it I knew it was one of those "best things" in life that you remember forever. I have a similar feeling about this group. I am so excited about where it will lead us.


  1. Only read bits and pieces of this book, but it's patiently sitting on my shelf, waiting for the day I'll dive in. Maybe your posts will push me - on, I mean "inspire me" - to start a little sooner!

  2. Sounds like fun. I bet food is involved too- can't beat a good read and some yummy snacks!

  3. Hey Miss Julie! I wish I could be there to participate! It sounds like so much fun! I don't have anything like that here and I know that I could grow so much if I were involved. I love you guys! Glad you're having fun!

  4. This is SO cool!! I long for the day when my kids are old enough to do something similar. To be able to relate to them on that level must be a thrill like none other!!


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