Aug 23, 2010
In the last episode, we looked at the story of Jane and Laura. Jane had recently experienced a religious conversion and had joined a Christian group. Because Laura did not share her specific beliefs, Jane rejected their lifelong friendship. Before we can learn how Jane has gone wrong in her understanding of community love, we must first define what it is. I offer my suggested definition of community love and unpack its meaning.
Two of the key values upon which community love focuses are forgiveness and reconciliation. Jane's behavior does not reflect these values. Instead, Janes seems to show anger and even desperation more than anything. Many people believe that forgiveness and reconciliation sre the same, but they are actually quite different. In the next episode we will explore forgiveness and reconciliation and how Jane has missed understanding them.
This podcast series is based on my book The Six Faces of Love which can be viewed at craigowen.net