In the Name of Love!

I think our local pop radio station was having a U2 fest today. Everytime I got back in the car and surveyed the three station options, there was a Bono song playing on that station. The first song I heard was “In the Name of Love.” This is a song you must turn up loud and yell-sing as you are cruising down the way. You know you do it too. I was having fun, and then I started listening to the words.

Words are very powerful and can move people. I was moved. The song reminded me of Easter and of Jesus. It reminded me of Martin Luther King, Jr. It reminded me of a post I read yesterday. It reminded me of a new friend at a playgroup telling me this week of how hurtful words and lack of words can be when we fail to act in the name of Love.

In the name of love I changed my daughters diapers. In the name of love I drive five hours to spend time with my mother. In the name of love I find the pink shorts with the flowers on them in my morning grouchiness. In the name of love I choose a good attitude instead of the morning grouchiness. So little for such big love.

I am prompted to wonder what else? What is God calling me to do in the name of love? Perhaps it is to iron that clothes-mountain without dread. Maybe it is offering a hand to someone who needs it. It could be  a commitment of words to be a friend with integrity. Maybe I should give that child a hug.

Lay my life down…my whole life…everything I hold dear and precious….lay it down,

in the name of Love.

What will you do today in the name of love?

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2 thoughts on “In the Name of Love!

  1. I’ve been thinking about this alot lately. We’ve been so busy this spring that things are being done, just because they need to, not out of a heart of love. I need to work on that!

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