Christian Life Theme for September

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As the school year heads into full swing and we dive into the month of September, we also enter into a new Christian Life theme. The theme for this year is love, and specifically “love is patient and kind” for September.

The theme for each month this year comes from 1 Corinthians 13. Last month, the school year started off with 1 Corinthians 13:13 by saying, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Now in 1 Corinthians 13:4 it starts to dive deeper into the meaning of true love by saying, “Love is patient, love is kind…” and that is where the verse for September comes from. Patience and kindness were put together to work as one.

1 Corinthians 13:4 is an important and widely known verse. This is the verse read in many weddings. If people live by this quote, it has the potential to greatly improve life. Senior Morgan Keller said, “Love is something that our world needs more of, so I think it’s awesome that this year we’re focusing on how love is modeled in the Bible.”

When asked what the importance of this theme was, Christian Life Director Greg Lisson said, “Love needs to be part of everything we do. You need to have love for your life to mean anything.”

This theme can relate to all Wesleyan students because this should be brought into daily life. No matter how talented, how smart, or how much money, if there is no love in life then none of that matters.

Lisson also said, “This theme is a great theme to start at because it is love at one of its simplest places but one of the most challenging, so it is like when you come in contact with a person the loving way to deal with them is to be patient with them and to be kind towards them and as simple as it sounds to treat them kindly that is the beginning of love.”

As easy as it sounds, it can be so hard to be patient and kind and to show love towards someone. Especially those particularly difficult people on a day where you have little love left in you. But if little things can be done, like being patient with people in the halls or when frustrated with parents and teachers, then that is how we really exemplify love.

“Love is basically treating people how you want to be treated,” Lisson said.

Senior Morgan Keller plays with kids during her mission trip in Clarkston, GA. MORGAN KELLER
Senior Morgan Keller plays with kids during her mission trip in Clarkston, GA. MORGAN KELLER


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