“All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” – Luke 10:27
“Love is a song that never ends.” – Bambi
“Love can move mountains.” – Celine Dion
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
“Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” – MLK Jr.
“Love is patient. Love is kind.” – Corinthians 13:4
“Welcome everyone, to the love of God.” – WCUC
These are just a few of the “love quotes” generated by the youth to be used at WCUC’s Ash Wednesday prayer service: “Marked by Love”. The youth have been exploring the promise of God’s unconditional love and it’s power to inspire us to put our faith into action as we share that love with our neighbors. During vacation week, several youth volunteered to help out at Household Goods in Acton, an organization that receives donations to be given to people who are in need of home furnishings. Later in the week, even more youth came to church to paint some bulletin boards that will be hung in the downstairs hallway to hold pictures of our congregation.
“And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.”
These verses from Mark, traditionally read at the beginning of every Lent, inspired a youth art project that illustrates the answers to two questions: What “wild beasts” challenge you in life? and Who are the “angels” that support you along the way?
Stop by the Youth Room when you get a chance to take a look at the creative results!