ME: I just finished re-reading a book by Gary Chapman: “The Five Love Languages.”
GOD: How’d you like it?
ME: Well I was wondering, what is your favorite love language?
GOD: What’s does that mean?
ME: Um, you know, the five love languages: 1) Words of Affirmation 2) Quality Time 3) Receiving Gifts 4) Acts of Service and 5) Physical Touch—which is your favorite?
GOD: Tell me more.
ME: Okay, first, Words of Affirmation.
GOD: You mean like praise or saying positive things to me?
GOD: I like words of affirmation.
ME: Is it your favorite?
GOD: What’s second?
ME: Quality Time as in giving you my full and undivided attention.
GOD: I’d enjoy quality time.
ME: Is this your favorite?
GOD: What’s third?
ME: Receiving Gifts such as me giving you something and you not having to give something back.
GOD: Interesting. What’s fourth?
ME: Acts of Service.
GOD: For instance?
ME: Doing something for you by doing something for others.
GOD: I like acts of service.
ME: Yeah but is it your favorite?
GOD: What’s left?
ME: Fifth is Physical Touch.
GOD: You mean like tickling?
ME: I suppose that, but I was thinking of other things too.
GOD: I hold your hand all the time.
ME: So, is physical touch your favorite?
GOD: I like the love language Jesus said you should practice: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.*
What would my day look like if I practiced Mark 12: 30?
Would I be less distracted about what really doesn’t matter?
Would I act like I love the Jesus I say I love?
Would I show genuine concern for others without manipulation?
Would I pray for those who disagree with me?
What would happen if I lived Mark 12: 30 for the rest of today?
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