The real reason for this post is that I want to refer you to my best friend's lovely blog, the heart of life. Her most recent post about Bob Goff is awesome. She's been telling me to read Love Does and I really will soon. But it's super cool that she got to meet this sweet man. He has a house near Malibu (the Young Life camp, not the California beach) and our work crew got to go hang out there as a little treat. It's beautiful! And Abby is well on her way to achieving her dream of being his best friend. That is all besides the point, though. I really love the part of Abby's post where she lists beautiful things that Bob Goff said. Read them! But don't just read them...absorb them, think about them. They're really great and they'll get you thinking about life and about loving people ("love God. love people. do stuff."). These are
Don't send anyone to voicemail or screen your calls. Become more available as you go along, not less. There's something beautiful about saying hello.
We need to be okay with loving inefficiently. We're in the reverse economy of Jesus where the more extravagant your love is, the better.
God's ability to forgive doesn't depend on our ability to "get it."
oh p.s. Abby will be 21 in less than 48 hours...wootwoot!