At Unite, CY's annual camp, we explored the loneliness that we often feel and reflected on how the Christian Faith responds to loneliness. Here is a recap of this year's Unite and some resources for you to keep thinking about Christian friendships.
Talk #1 The desire for Friendship in a lonely world.
The cure to epidemic of loneliness is friendship.
Talk #2 The illusion of Friendship in an Online World.
We are made in the 'image of God' to reflect relational Trinity, but social media creates an illusion of friendship by mimicking true connection and love.
Talk #3 The joy of Friendship in a Selfish World.
Jesus' love and sacrifice allows us to show love and sacrifice for our friendships.
Talk #4 The difficulty of Friendship in an Invincible World.
True friendship is being vulnerable to not for attention but to display Jesus.
"When we look at the gospel and reflect on weakness and vulnerability, we find something extraordinary in weakness. It is often the strong and bold and proud who fall, but the weak and the vulnerable and the small who are lifted. Not because being weak is manipulative, but weakness is strong because in our weakness we find God's grace and God's strength. And as much as the world thinks that vulnerability is weak, in the Christian's eyes it is our strength."