Devotions from John Ortberg’s book, The Me I Want to Be
We were designed to flourish in connectedness. Connectedness brings gifts.
Who are the life-giving people around us? Who are the ones who notice us? Who know what we love and fear? Who do little things with great love?
Mother Teresa used to say, do little things with great love. If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway.
We need love to live. The author said, “I have never known anyone who failed at love yet succeeded at life. I have never known anyone who succeeded at love yet failed at life.”
Every moment is an opportunity to practice a gesture of love.
In the circle of connectedness we learn what a good thing joy is. Joyful people make us come alive. Joy gives strength and helps us persevere. It is contagious. Joy is the Velcro that makes relationships stick.
Happiness travels like ripples on a pond.
“The joy of the Lord is our strength.”