Maybe some of you will recognize this sentiment from a world-renown British band:
There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time
There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
Were you humming along with the tune in your head?
It will probably stick there the rest of the day.
This song was the anthem of a generation in the midst of a time of upheaval and war in the 60s, and while the song may be less well known to the masses today, the core sentiment remains.
All you need is love…to heal the ills of a society deeply fractured.
All you need is love…to cure a culture riddled with conflict.
All you need is love…and even within the walls of the church, in the middle of its theological discussions and strategies for global impact, in the now infamous words of Rob Bell, Love Wins.
Is it easy? Is it working? Is love all we need?
The Bible actually has a great deal to say about the necessity of love, while at the same time pointing out that love is not, in fact, all we need. Would you like to know more? I invite you now to listen to our sermon on The Letters of John. And if you’d like some additional resources on this book, head on over to the Bible Project page for this part of the Whole Story.
May God use his Word to inspire you to help just one other person move one step closer to Jesus.
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