God's Geek

Reflections and random thoughts of a geeky youth worker in North London...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Love is...

I am still recovering from an excellent but exhausting weekend away at Halls Green. We took away 8 11 and 12 year olds, which I know is some youth worker's worst nightmare, but they are a lovely group. They are really funny with bags of potential and loads of fun to be around. It was VERY cold though. I did ok considering that the baby is due in 6 and a half weeks!

The theme of the weekend was love, focusing on Mt 22:37-40. They got to do their own take on things by putting together a short video on the freak banana man finding love and being accepted, surreal in that special way that 11 and 12 year olds manage. But for me, a really special moment came when we were praying at the end of the weeknd and an 11 year old said something along the lines of 'I know how great your love is God, becasue we have had an ace weekend without any arguments or anything and it shows how special your love is!' A brilliant bit of applied theology and lovely to see God's love having an impact. I love those small, but significant youth work moments.


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