Posted: August 11, 2017
There's this live recording at a John Mayer concert in which he talks about how he's tried everything to be happy in lfe:
"I’ve tried every approach to living and I’ve tried, tried it all. I haven’t tried everything, but I’ve tried every approach...I bought a bunch of stuff and went: “eh, I don’t like that”, I kinda came in and out that a couple of times. I thought I would shut myself off, I thought maybe that’s cool. Maybe that’s what you have to do to be a genius, is you have to be mad....That doesn’t work either. And I’m in a good place, I’ve paced myself pretty well. I’m thirty, I’ve seen some cool stuff. I made a lot of stuff happen for myself. That’s a really cool sentence when you’re in your 20’s, I made it happen for myself. But all that means is that I’ve just somehow or another found another way to synthesize love or synthesize soothing...And what I’m saying is that I’ve messed with all the approaches, except for one and it’s gonna sound really corny but that’s just love. That’s just love...."
Well, Jesus said it first:
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Lord, thank you for loving me more than anyone ever could. Your love is perfect and I'm not, but help me to replicate Your love the best that I can to myself, my family, my coworkers, my neighbors, and to whomever you call me to. Amen.