In our small group on Thursday Nights, we're studying Rick Warrens, 40 days of community, it's a GREAT subject to delve into as a church, and I'm going at it whole heartily. It's main focus is for us as Biblical Christians, to Love. Love God, Love our church community, and Love the community in and around our town. The whole Study is based off of 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
"1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing. "
So the study pretty much goes over the fact that if we don't have love in all we do, our faith doesn't matter, nothing we accomplish matters, what we say doesn't matter, what we believe doesn't matter and what we do doesn't matter....
WOAH, huge... my faith? my beliefes? nothing matters without Love?!?
So, I wrote on my bathroom mirror. Do EVERYTHING in Love. and I have a lovely saying on my computer: Live in Love.
So folks. if you do nothing else in this life but Love God and Love Others, your life will MATTER. No one out there with millions of dollars, with huge plaques and metals, and things, and knowledge, no one with skills and faith that moves mountains, matters, if they don't have love.
That is big.
Remember it, if nothing else in my blog you remember, remember that.
Go out and LOVE someone today, it's the thing missing from most people's lives.