What better way to spend an afternoon than focusing on love – of the random act of kindness variety? Apparently 15 women and two little girls thought no better way, when they decided to spend part of their Saturday writing love letters for More Love Letters and sewing little pillows of love to be given to strangers they will probably never even meet!
40 letters and 38 pillows = 78 bits of love on the way!!
What makes a person want to spend their time in this way? I think it comes from the most beautiful (and speaking for myself, the tiniest) place in the human heart – unselfishness. Nothing in it for me. Just giving a little time to do something that’s easy for me to do.
But the thing is, you can’t out-give God.
You give a little time for someone else and he gives you a sense of joy and wholeness and purpose that just cannot be found in pursuit of the “me” things. Whaaat??? God’s economy is different. The world says “Look out for number one”, “If you don’t watch out for yourself, no one else will”. The world says “take”. God says “The last will be first”, “I will strengthen and protect you”. God says “Give and it will be given to you…in abundance!”. No wheeling or dealing required or permitted. You give, God out-gives you. It’s a weird cycle, isn’t it? You give; trying to be unselfish, not wanting anything for yourself and BAM – you get rewarded. Then, out of gratitude, you give more and you get rewarded more. You really cannot out-give God…but He sure makes it fun to try!
Until next time – 1Corinthians 16:14 – Do everything in love!