Monday, May 11, 2009

(just... just love, that's all)

Persuasion, is a subtle tact which we are taught
in S&D. But why? Why learn to push our agenda?
Shouldn't we learn to communicate, to converse
wouldn't that further the kingdom?
If we witness, people don't want to hear arguments,
they want to know that you love them.
People don't care how much you know unless they know how much you care.
Quoting Mrs. Moon, shocking myself, but it's true.
Nobody gives a frick what you know if you don't love them.
Nobody cares how good you sound, if you don't sound good.
Why would I tell you how to live your life, if I didn't love you enough to want you to change?
It's not about how wrong they are.
It's not about how right you are either.
It's about love. If you don't have it, why are you telling them how to live?
They'll never turn to love if they don't see it first.
Hypocrisy much? I do.
People want discussion, not debate.
People want communication, not persuasion.
People want you to love them, they don't want to hear your "speech voice"
Learning how to make yourself cry is fine if you're into lies.
Really weeping for the lost is what you should be doing.
What I should be doing.
How can you save souls, if every attempt you make feels fake?
You can't. Get over it, God saves souls, not you.
Just love people, and He'll do the rest.
That's hard for me to do. It'll be hard for you to do.
But it's not an option, it's a command.
Go into all the world, love your neighbor as yourself.
Who is your neighbor?
I am. I'm trying to love you.
The drug dealer is, love them.
The serial killer is, love them.
The illegal immigrant is, love them.
But it's easy to love hypothetical evils that you never come across.
The kid who scans your groceries is, love him.
The person who took "your pew" is, love them.
The algebra teacher is, love her.
You don't have to go to Porto Rico to love people.
You can do it right now.
I can do it right now.
Let's do it.
Right now.

1 comment:

  1. You have no idea how unspeakably glad I am that someone else in NCFCA believes that and had the gumption to tell other people, unapologetically, that it's never been about making a point.