#RealLove is attempting to change the narrative around Valentine’s Day from one of largely commercialism to one of ‘Love your Neighbour’.
Who is it for?
The audience is two-fold: the church itself, which needs to ‘buy-in’ to the idea with as many people as possible getting involved; and members of the public who experience the many expressions of #RealLove outlined above.
How Churches can get involved?
Churches will be encouraged to focus on the lonely, vulnerable, isolated, and key workers who are finding this time of lockdown difficult. The objective is to share Jesus love with them, show them that people care about their well-being, and to help with their mental health.
We want you to share all your photos, stories, posts and use the tag #reallove across all your social media platforms.
#RealLove is not a one-off event but should be the start of a larger push by churches to talk about Jesus: who he was, what he said, why he came, and what that means for all of us.
Churches constantly say they want to reach out to their communities, but they don’t know how or have the confidence to enter the public space.
#RealLove should seek to encourage the church to mobilise itself as one body to show that we can speak with one voice in a positive, generous and timely fashion.
You may think this is a bit weird. You’re also probably wondering, ‘what’s the catch?’
But there isn’t one.
For Christians it is not just about what we believe, but about what we do.
Jesus gave His life for us because He loved us and He asks us to do the same. Now, I might not be able to give up my life for you, but I can at least show Jesus’ love for you by giving this to you.
There’s no catch, no gimmick, just
The world is full of such anger and hatred
Jesus teaches us to love one another as he love us – this is counter-cultural and not easy but come with us on a journey and see how we can all do this and change our society.
The world is full of selfishness
The Bible tells us to ‘love our neighbour as ourselves’ and when all of us do that attitudes begin to change
Many of us are alone and struggle with mental health issues
You are not alone. Jesus can be with you and walk alongside you. There is also a body of Christians who want to walk alongside you.