The Way of Love

This past Sunday, we began our semester long discussion of Bishop Michael Curry’s “The Way of Love”. We read about each of the seven practices (Worship, Bless, Go, Rest, Turn, Learn, Pray) and the ways we could engage in them throughout the semester or even just one week at a time. For me, the practices that resonated the most were “Go: Cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus” and “Turn: Pause, listen, and choose to follow Jesus”. As a student in New York City, it can be hard to listen- both because NYC is literally loud and because all of our other friends and fellow students are own their own paths. It’s easy to get wrapped up in what we think we should be doing- securing a bomb internship, applying to the best graduate programs, or going on the coolest spring break trip. This semester, I’m going to engage the practices of Go and Turn; to intentionally spend more time listening, rather than immediately reacting in whatever way comes reflexively. Which of these practices speak to you?

Maria, NYU’20