Whimsical Thursday- A Place in the Shade

16 01 2014

The pursuit of whimsy, the light-hearted, yet serious, adventure.

Sometimes love means finding a place…

Greg Poppy Maui Real Estate
in the shade to enjoy God’s beautiful creation.

“…rest yourselves under the tree.” Genesis 18:4

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Inspired by Bob Goff’s Love Does

22 05 2013

Recently, I started reading Love Does by Bob Goff, and the book has created some questions in my mind about God and how we are to relate to Him and our fellow-man.  One question came from a passage in the chapter titled “Jailbreak.”  He recounts the story of addressing humans rights violations in Uganda with former FBI Agent Charlie Walker, then Attorney General John Ashcroft, and some Ugandan Judges.  In this story, Bob explains how didn’t have complex plan to address these issue.  What he did have was an idea and a friend who wanted to attack the problem.  The passage that inspired my questions are:

“We hadn’t been asked to brief cases, of course. We just kind of assumed we could. That’s one of the things about love. It always assumes it can find a way to express itself. …Once again, we didn’t need to unfold our nonexistent game plan on the table.  The game plan was simple. We’d just start doing stuff together-and we did. Lots of it. ” (Goff, Love Does, pg 177)

The questions I have are simple really.  Does God have a strategy for love? Doesn’t He just love? Isn’t He love? Doesn’t He call us His friends and invite us to love Him, to learn to love ourselves, and to love others?  If He does have a strategy, I believe it is to teach us to love, and to have us join other friends in loving Him and loving others. This way we can fulfill Christ’s command from John 13:34-35 “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

I want my life to be one of love that does stuff.  I am thankful for Mr. Goff and his book that demonstrates what doing love looks like.  If you get a chance to read it, I highly recommend you do!