Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Great Commandment (over) The Great Commission

What could be the difference if this emphasis shift was purposefully presented in children's spiritual formation? Might this guide children toward:

- an authentic, free and responsive Love for God, Self and their Neighbors
- a healthy sense of self-love and acceptance vs. a critical condemning view from a constant comparison with others
- a sold-out, wholistic ‘love’ for THEIR God
- a commitment to a demonstrative love for one's neighbor,

Would not the fulfillment of the great commission then become a NATURAL outflow of these?

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