This post was written by Brennan Trick.
How cool it was to be a part of the Love Wednesdays action this June! From singing happy birthday to unsuspecting community members, to pushing shopping carts in the Target parking lot, to even handing out encouraging notes to service workers, one could predictably say there was never a dull moment.
Now that Love Wednesdays have come to a close, I was thinking, “Why can’t we also have Love Sumotuwethufrisatdays?” It doesn’t have to take a special gathering (although those are really fun!) to be with someone in whatever her need may be. No, none of us will ever honestly be able to say that we have it all figured out—that we know how to meet others’ needs in every way possible, because really, that’s not the point, right? It’s about the journey: the crazy, sometimes frustrating, tiresome, joyful, faithful adventure in seeking to love others on a regular, normal, drink-my-morning-coffee, I’m-running-late-again?! kind of basis. It’s easy to trick ourselves into thinking that serving someone else, “spending” time with a teenager needing to hear she is loved, or doing some sort “good deed” has to take place during a set, designated timeframe; it’s easier to function that way—compartmentalizing our lives into checklists, putting God in a box. But what if we were to take this joyous, organized chaos of an adventure of Love Wednesdays and look at our own day-in and day-out lives to see how we can do small things with the greatest and most genuine of intentions, but in the most ordinary way? God’s love has a way of peeping through in the dullest and most commonplace of moments.