PraXis Challenge Week 4: Love

The most consistent teaching in the New Testament

Welcome to the PraXis Wellness Challenge: Love

[Zoom links at the bottom of this post]

Epiclesis to the Holy Spirit

Introduction

Intro, reflect on the theme, offer a prayer or intention. – 5 minutes

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7

To walk the in the Way of Christ, is to judge not, to forgive, to pray for your enemy, to live simple, honest and just lives and “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8. For “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.John 13:34-35

Anyone who wishes to read may raise their hand.

The Way of Love
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels,
but have not love,
I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing.

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love,
I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.

Rise and go to your mat or prayer rug

Lectio Divina [more on lectio divina here

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14 

Somatic prayer – [Sanctified yoga] 20 minutes

Come back to our seats

Noetic prayer – [Centering prayer] 20 minutes, [more on centering prayer here]

Bell rings

Open eyes: Shared silence 1 minute

Thanksgiving

1 John 4:9-12
This is how God showed his love among us: 
He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 
This is love: not that we loved God, 
but that he loved us and sent his Son as means of forgiving* our sins [debts]. 
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 
No one has ever seen God; 
but if we love one another, 
God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 


Depart and Retire to the table – 30 minutes

Cycle One- 16 hour fast, expand to two or more days this week

Cycle Two- expand the plant based diet to two or more days a week

Pecan Breakfast Bar:

Vegan Fried Rice

Tropical Mango Quinoa Bowl

ZOOM LINKS

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, EST
This night will feature Jamie doing Chair Yoga for those with mobility challenges
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3130965380
Meeting ID: 313 096 5380

Wednesday, 6:30 pm, ESTJoin Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81453475523
Meeting ID: 814 5347 5523

Thursday 10 am, EST
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84163137582
Meeting ID: 841 6313 758

*see propritiation, atonement StepBible commentary

Published by Cornelius Swart

Masters Candidate, Vancouver School of Theology

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