Love Does

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.

I used to think I had to act a certain way to follow God, but now I know God doesn’t want us to be typical.

I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.

I used to think God guided us by opening and closing doors, but now I know sometimes God wants us to kick some doors down.

I used to think the best teachers wore tweed jackets and smoked pipes, but now I know they flip over and leak.

I used to think God wouldn’t talk to me, but now I know I’m just selective with what I chose to hear.

I used to think I needed to pick sides, but now I know it’s better to pick a fight.”  

Bob Goff, the author of Love Does.  This guy is insane!  He lives this life of giving and doing and saying things that are completely radical!  AND I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HIM!

This is the book that I carry with me and read a sentence at red lights.  This book is the reason that I did not vacuum yesterday.  It is the reason that I was up a little too late.  And the reason I will be different from now on.  Above are a few of the chapter titles.  When the first chapter started, I was laughing out loud.  When the first chapter ended, I was crying.

I have a new aspiration in life.  I don’t want to just say I love people, I want to do it.  Love does.

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21 thoughts on “Love Does

  1. Excellent post. Thank you for sharing this.

    Love Does is such a great book. And Bob’s number is at the back of the book, so you should call him and share this with him. If he’s not out of the country, he will answer you and talk like you’ve been friends for years.

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  2. I love Bob Goff and his book Love Does! I passed it along to my mom and she can’t put it down πŸ™‚
    If you have t heard it yet listen to the song Love Does by Brandon Heath. He is a Christian singer and is friends with Bob. The book inspired the song🎢

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