Episode 2 Summary
- Humans love love, and sometimes our love of romantic love can overshadow friendship love.
- The Ancient Greeks had a word devoted to friendship love, “Philia.” And C.S. Lewis calls it the least natural, but not the least important, type of love.
- The Bible is a book that celebrates friendship. From Ruth and Naomi to David and Jonathan, there’s a beautiful tapestry of friendship on display.
Do you agree that society is fascinated with romantic love? Can you think of a movie or a TV show that didn’t have a romance subplot?
Do you agree with C.S. Lewis that people trust friendship less because it’s, quote, “unnecessary for the human species”? Is there a different type of love that more people might distrust?
Have you ever seen a truly sacrificial friendship? What do you think it means to “lay down your life for another” in modern times?
1 Samuel 18 and 19
Read 1st Samuel chapters 18 and 19. There’s some weird sounding stuff in those chapters! It’s pretty clear these verses weren’t written to a modern audience, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad or not applicable. What do you think of Daniel and Jonathan’s friendship? Spend some time processing or discussing what their friendship might look like in modern times.