Perhaps one of the most overlooked areas of life, not easily observed.

For instance, what is your capacity for learning?  What is your capacity for meaningful friendships?

A husband recently told me that lately his appreciation for his wife had grown so much that it was as if he had fallen in love with her all over again. Her response?

Not much.

Perhaps her capacity to be loved had shrunk, diminished by the demands of life and not so much appreciation.

This Sunday at the Gathering Church, the Second Sunday of Advent we will explore the theme of LoveEphesians 2:1-7 will be our guide.  What motivated God to send Jesus into the world?  Any Sunday School kid could answer that question.

Yet, what keeps us from experiencing more of the reality of God’s love?

It’s certainly much easier to believe in it than to live in it.

Why is that?

It might have something to do with capacity.

I know that it’s not about trying harder.

Would it surprise you to know that as a pastor I am less interested in you loving God more than I am in you allowing your self to be more loved by God?

Is it possible to expand our capacity to be loved?  If it were, would you want to?