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Nov. 19 Gathering: Can Gratitude Help Us Love our Enemies?

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Loving Enemies Series Week 7

Is the essence of loving our enemies less about trying to change them than changing our own outlook? Could it be, as we discussed in Week 3 of our Loving Enemies series, that the key to loving our enemies is to refuse to be an enemy to others?

And could it be that the key that opens the doors to a more compassionate view of the people, systems, and structures that cause us harm is the simple act of gratitude?

Author and public theologian Diana Butler Bass says in her 2019 book, Grateful, that there’s a big difference between being grateful FOR a set of circumstances and being grateful IN those circumstances.

So how can being grateful IN situations of conflict change the way we view those with whom we’re in conflict…as well as the way we view ourselves?

Please join us this Sunday, Nov. 19 in the New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub powered by Zoom for the final installment of our Loving Enemies series and a discussion about how gratitude can shape the way we look at the world around us, including those we perceive as enemies.

Click here to view this week’s discussion video (email address required)

6:00pm ET: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm ET: Presentation & conversation begin

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