A few notes for those of you joining us for the first time:
Each day I will post a quick summary here at our online home for the Love Does study. I will send out the link each morning via email (or text if you selected that option). If at any time you want to be removed from email or text, just let me know. The alerts are sent early in the morning so that you have it available whenever you want to read during your day – not because I like getting up early, ha!
You should plan to read the day’s assigned reading in the actual book before the online summary. This is bonus material and totally optional. This space is a way for us all to interact and engage about what we are reading. The more that we comment and share here, the better!
The schedule for our study may be found here >> Love Does Schedule <<. It will also be added to the end of each day’s post to reference at any time.
Don’t let this get overwhelming. Life happens. If you fall behind, catch up when you can. It will be easier to reach each day – especially if you want to keep up with the online summary. But, feel free to comment on these posts at any time – even if you’re a few days late reading.
I’m sooo very glad that you are here!
Friday, May 1
Chapter 1: I’m With You (pg 1)
Quote of the Day:
“The world can make you think that love can be picked up at a garage sale or enveloped in a Hallmark card. But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It’s a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright. What I learned from Randy about the brand of love Jesus offers is that it’s more about presence than undertaking a project. It’s a brand of love that doesn’t just think about good things, or agree with them, or talk about them. What I learned from Randy reinforced the simple truth that continues to weave itself into the tapestry of every great story: Love does.” – Bob Goff, Love Does (pg 9)
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord has said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
Putting Love Into Action (from the Love Does Study Guide):
Think about your life and consider: Is there a person who has been there with you when the going got rough? Or a person who poured out his or her life to mentor or counsel you? Or someone who talked you out of making a bad choice or talked you into making a good one?
Identify such a person…and then, right now, reach out to them and say thanks. Send a text or email (try Facebook, if you’ve lost touch)…The more immediate, the better. Just say, “Thank you for being there for me.” – Love Does Study Guide, pg 20
Question: Who was YOUR Randy?
Comment below and share to encourage others in our study. We LOVE hearing your comments and input, it’s truly what makes these studies more meaningful! I’ll be leaving the first comment each day with my answer for the question/action of the day. Now, your turn 🙂