Tonight’s discussion was about the final chapter of “Love Wins” by Rob Bell. We have enjoyed our journey through this often challenging book and the way that it has assisted us in asking big questions about our faith journeys.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from this chapter:
“Jesus invites us to trust that the love we fear is too good to be true is actually good enough to be true.”
“Jesus invites us to become, to be drawn into this love as it shapes us and forms us and takes over every square inch of our lives.”
The concluding statement of the book should not be summarized and so I include it here in its complete form:
Jesus passionately urges us to live like the end is here,
love is what God is,
love is why Jesus came,
and love is why he continues to come,
year after year to person after person.
love is why I’ve written this book, and
love is what I want to leave you with.
may you experience this vast,
expansive, indestructible love
that has been yours all along
may you discover that this love is as wide
as the sky and as small as the cracks in
your heart no one else knows about.
and may you know,
deep in your bones,
that love wins.
Jesus invites us to experience new life in Him with an increasing sense of urgency. His messages to the people always include a deep sense of urgency and we must carry this into our everyday faith lives. Living for God and Jesus is not a “someday” sort of thing-it is a here and immediately thing.
Blessings on your faith journey!