Designed to Love October 4, 2017 00:00
I have been so moved by the countless stories of ordinary people, selflessly helping to save others in the midst of the unimaginable horror and fear in Las Vegas. I heard one reporter comment on how refreshing it is to see that this is, “who we really are.” Is it? Yes! The true human spirit is divinely designed to LOVE…to help…to think of others. Unfortunately, it seems like takes tragedies for us to drop our divisive posture and set aside our opinions before we realize how THIS selfless, unbiased, ability to see one another as God see’s us, is even possible!
If it were not only a tragic day, but also every day, that we would look at those around us through the same lens as the first responders and others who came to the aid of the wounded at the concert, it would change the world we live in. If we can see others that need help, comfort, encouragement; direction, empathy, kindness…LOVE; then we can be there for them.
I Corinthians 13:2-3 says,
“I may understand all the secret things of God and have all knowledge, and I may have faith so great I can move mountains. But even with all these things, if I do not have LOVE then I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and I may even give my body as an offering to be burned. But I gain nothing if I do not have LOVE.”
This is the kind of LOVE we are talking about. Boundless, unconditional, unfathomable, amazing…eternal.
May the 59 lives taken and the hundreds battling unthinkable injuries NOT be in vain, but may they serve as an inspiration for us to reach out and LOVE people. I’ve said before, “let’s start a LOVE REVOLUTION” I hope hopefully these words never come across as a slogan or cliché, but rather, a call to build our lives on a foundation of love, NOT divisiveness, judgment or apathy.
May you be filled with peace, love and joy
and may you find a way to Love People today.