Could It Really Be That Simple?
- September 08, 2016
- Ned Erickson
I read this the other day… “If your only goal is to love, there is no such thing as failure.”
Wait. What? Really?
Yes. Yes really.
Love is a gift, given freely. No strings. No agenda. No pre- or post- requisites.
Real love that is.
Real love is free.
The love I give so often looks more like a down payment. I offer this; you owe me that.
It sounds more like an “if/then” sentence. I add conjunctions like and, but, and or. There are complexities that compound the phrase.
Real love is simple.
It ends with a period.
No ands, ifs or buts.
That is the love Jesus offers us.
Even in losing – He won.
You cannot fail when you love that way.
You cannot fail when love is the goal.
It is that simple.
I didn’t say it was easy.