Looking For Love Sermon Series
Like the lyrics of the popular country song, isn’t it true that today so many of us are “lookin’ for love in all the wrong places”?
Dating sites and apps proliferate, Facebook social and neighbourhood groups populate our feeds, and yet loneliness is on the rise. According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 10 people surveyed reported being “often or always” lonely. It is a paradox that our generation is the most “connected” electronically, reachable instantly 24/7, and yet this connectedness isn’t resulting in deep, fulfilling relationships with others.
We distract ourselves from this reality by finding short term distractions as we chase the shinier, easier treasures in life. Looking for love in “wrong places” results in a fleeting joy, and a shallow peace.
Love is found by simply turning back toward love’s very source: God. Throughout this series, the name of God or Jesus is often “Love.” We are, indeed, looking for God when we look for love. Lent is a time to make more room for God and assess what we understand to be “treasures” worth our time, our attention, and therefore our love.