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It’s called love

Posted by on Nov 3, 2008 in blog links, love, service | 2 comments

Andy from “The Narrow Road” wrote a stimulating post (at least for me) called “Maybe it’s just me“. He says:

There is something satisfying about having to come home after doing something for someone else and having to jump in the shower again because you got so grubby you didn’t feel you could be around real people anymore.

That’s the kind of morning and afternoon I had. It felt great. Even the dogs were pointing at the shower when I walked in the door.

And I am ready to go out and be human again now.

Just thought you should know this. Try it some time, you may like the feeling of working up a sweat for someone else for a change.

Like I told Andy in a comment, there’s a name for that grimy look and bad smell: it’s called love.


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  1. 11-3-2008

    Alan:

    Thanks for the mention. I must say that two days later it stills feels so clean having been able to get dirty in the service of the Lord!

  2. 11-3-2008

    Andy,

    Thanks for the example! I think we need to hear about more examples like this in order to stir us all up toward love and good works.

    -Alan