The second section of scripture we will cover on Sunday will be 1 John 2:15-17. This section concerns the Christian and the world. John writes, “Do not love the world…” Yet, in his gospel account, John quotes Jesus as saying, “For God so loved the world…” We want to consider whether the meaning of love is being used differently, the meaning of world is being used differently, or a little of both. Consider the question as you prepare for class this week.
In relation to the idea of not loving the world, what do you think about this column by David Brooks in the New York Times? He says that “…there’s no use denying — though many do deny it — that [the sports] ethos violates the religious ethos on many levels.” What do you think?