Loving others as you love yourself

In order to give of yourself, there needs to be enough of you.
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The scars under our ashes

by Elizabeth Hunter

Something happened at church—probably three Ash Wednesdays ago—that got me thinking about scars. After the imposition of ashes, our family began trooping back to the pew. But my youngest child stopped me in the middle of the aisle, gesturing for me to bend down. MORE ›

Loving others as you love yourself

by Megan Torgerson

The command to “love your neighbor as yourself” turns up just one time in the Old Testament. We find it buried deep in an eclectic list of instructions to (among other things) not mix fabrics, not consume blood, and not round off the hair on your temples. This might seem a strange place to put a commandment to love yourself and love your neighbor. Consider, however, that the people of God will be set apart, living a different lifestyle than that of the people around them. They would be marked by their worship of one God. The mark that God’s people would bear would be physical in nature, evidenced by the clothes they wore, the food they ate, and the style of their hair. MORE ›

Boldcafe Group: Loving others as yourself

March 2019

The scars under our ashes

by Elizabeth Hunter

Why do we see our scars first?

Faith reflections: Loving others as you love yourself

by Megan Torgerson
In order to give of yourself, there needs to be enough of you.

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