Why Love?

Why Love

“This whole world is spinning crazy, and I can’t quite keep up, it’s the one thing around here that we don’t have quite enough of…I just want to look a little more like love.” -Ben Rector

Why love?

Love. It’s an overused word in our society. We love food and movies and sports and clothes. There’s even an option for us to “love” Facebook posts instead of just liking them.

But really, what is love? Love is patient. It’s kind. It’s not envious or boastful; arrogant or rude. Love rejoices in truth. It bears and believes. Love hopes. Love never fails.

The most perfect, practical demonstration of love walked on earth 2,000 years ago. He was God, but he humbled himself to become a man. He was King, but he made himself poor. He associated with the sick, the weak, and the lowly. He is eternal, but he chose to die. In the greatest act of love ever recorded, he took the weight and anguish of hell to offer humanity heaven.

Christ is love. And as a follower of Christ, I am called to live with the same reckless abandon with which he lived, and love with the same reckless abandon with which he loved. To see life and people as he sees them. The world doesn’t need love that hedges its bets or holds back. It needs people who are willing to love with an all-in, no-matter-the cost, type love.

I just want to look a little more like Love.