The answer to the question in the title of this post is:
Nothing, as far as I can tell.
But kind of, maybe…
Here’s what got me thinking. It was Maggie’s Facebook status update recently:
And then there was this picture that Katy sent after the muddy Warrior Dash race.
And both of these made me think of a great book I’m reading by Bob Goff called Love Does, Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World.
Bob is a guy who has an office on Tom Sawyer island at Disneyland where he “conspires with people, where immense capers have been launched, and where whimsy runs wild.”
To connect the dots, Maggie, Katy, and Bob are all tapping into the crazy delight that I believe God meant for us to enjoy.
Perhaps we get caught up in making the stuff of love and joy too hard and intense. Maybe we’re taking ourselves too seriously.
Maybe the Bible doesn’t say anything about buying a Polar Bear, but it has a lot to say about joy and love and the fact that Jesus came so that we might have life in all its abundance.
I try to share a practice or a resource on Spirit Stretch Fridays, so today the resource I’m suggesting is Love Does. And the practice I’m suggesting is, “lighten up”.
Buy pizza for a construction crew. Cannonball into a lake. Forget yourself and dance. Get muddy. Jump on a plane and go visit a friend in need of a hug.
Or maybe look into buying a Polar Bear.
What’s something crazy or delightful you’ve done lately to celebrate God’s goodness, or love someone with abandon?