I need to be working on the text of a client's website, but why do that when I can sit here and write a post?
"It's so easy to fall in love, it's so easy to fall in love..."
Yes, it is, but I'm not talking today about romantic love. I'm talking today about agape love; unconditional love.
If you wake up in a bad mood, just go love on somebody; works like a charm every time.
If you are bored with life, go love somebody.
If you have too many challenges looking you square in the eye, go love somebody.
If you can't wipe that stupid grin off your face, go love somebody.
I don't usually quote the Beatles, but seriously, love is all you need.
You don't go loving people to distract you from whatever it is you started out focusing on when you woke up this morning. And you don't go loving people to fulfill your do-gooder obligations for the day. You don't go loving people so they will love you back. You don't go loving people so that God will keep loving you.
No, you love people because frankly, they are just so darn easy to love. Even the really annoying ones if you would just look past that. I'm always saying, don't be afraid to be outrageous. How much more outrageous can you get than loving the unlovable?
I can't get this scripture out of my head where the rich young ruler is questioning Jesus about how to inherit eternal life. After telling him, obey the commandments, the guy answers he's done all that. What else is there? This is the part where Jesus could have said, OMG, you arrogant so-and-so, I know for a FACT you have NOT kept all the commandments. Let me refresh your memory a little...
But no, he doesn't do that. It says, "Jesus looked at him and loved him."
I used to think that statement was so out of place. I wanted to say, Jesus, get back to the rules. What are the rules? I'm trying to complete my list...
I see now, though, that Jesus just couldn't help himself from loving people. It came as natural to him as breathing.
What if loving came as natural to us? (To me?)
Here's another song lyric I'll leave you with.... Imagine Jesus crooning to you, "You don't know what it's like ... baby you don't know what it's like ... to love somebody ... to love somebody ... the way I love you!"
So be it.