Between the Lines: Easter 5: May 6, 2012

Text: 1 John 4:7-21

{love and happiness}

{love and happiness} (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Whom do you love? Who loves you? How do you know? What is the evidence for that love? Where and why did it begin? Do you love different people differently? What are the differences? How is it that all these different ways can still be named as “love”? What binds different ways, different people, different situations together under the name of love?

Whom do you not love? Who is outside your circle of concern? Why are they there? Is it possible for them to move inside? What would it require of them? Of you?

– Andy Kille


“Between the Lines” is excerpted from BibleWorkbench, a weekly resource for engaging the biblical story in a new way published by the Educational Center in Charlotte, NC. BibleWorkbench includes a series of open-ended questions focused on a reading in the Common Lectionary aimed at drawing readers into the story and making connections with the world around them and the world within. Also included are “Between the Lines” reflections, Parallel Readings from literature, poetry, and the news, and Critical Background on the text and its setting. For details and subscription information, go to

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