“All good things must come to an end.”
Least that is what the saying says. No, I am not ending this blog. Sorry. What is coming to an end is this series of posts on Love Does by Bob Goff. (Please don’t cheer. It would damage my fragile ego.) Blogging about this marvelous book has certainly been an adventure for me. I can honestly say that I am not sure there has ever been a book which has affected me quite like this one. Blogging about it over the past several weeks has brought it to life. I hope it has sparked some thoughts in you, as well as the desire to purchase it. I was blessed to send several copies to family and friends and can’t wait to see their response. One has already emailed me about it. One thing is sure: blogging about the book was like having a sermon series- I never had to wonder what I was going to write about next.
All this talk about Love Does is worthless though unless…love does. Not love thinks. Not love might. Not love considers. LOVE DOES. That has been one of my purposes all along-to spur us on to love and good works (to borrow Paul’s words). There is no doubt the world would be changed IF we took seriously the command of Jesus to love. “By this will all men know you are my disciples if you love one another.” (John 13:35) “This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:12-13) Bob Goff put an interesting twist on it:
I used to think that taking a risk would reduce the number of friends I have, but now I know that love draws more people in.
Double BAM! Imagine the world when love reigns. I know. I know. It will some day when Jesus is King of kings. But we can make a tiny difference here on earth can’t we? Can’t we change one person’s life with love? I think we can. We will never stop all the crime, or the hatred, or the rhetoric, or the massacres, but we can do all we can to love in our little world. One person at a time. Maybe we ought to start a Love Revolution, a Movement.
I hope you have “enjoyed” the series on Love Does. I leave you with this song that ’bout sums it up. (The first 30 seconds or so is a black screen so don’t think it is messed up).
Any thoughts you care to share about love? About the series? Comments? Critiques? I’d love to hear your thoughts. To read more on the series start here.