Readers, I’m sending you over to Djibouti Jones this morning. She has written a beautiful “post U.S. Election” piece called Loving People Well.
Here is a just a taste of her beautiful piece:
What does it look like to love well? Listen to broken hearts, serve the needy, give up my tendency toward greed so that my neighbor can be clothed, welcome a stranger who needs someplace to sleep, bandage wounds, take financial and physical risks. I mean these things literally. Placing bunches of bananas near the head of a sleeping homeless man so he can wake to a feast. Giving a woman who just had a miscarriage money for the hospital. Or for drugs, how can I know? I can only know that she has no roof over her head and I have money in my wallet. Risking so much to start a school so there can be jobs and education and community. Caring for my family with zeal and creativity…
You can read the rest here.
I’d love to have you respond to this question in the comments – What does it look like for you to love well? I would encourage you to be specific. That way we can all learn more tangible, concrete ways to love well.
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I started to respond to Djibouti Jones, and then to you, but both times I deleted what I had written. All I was doing was reporting what I had done that was in accord with the blog, and then sighing about the bad reactions I got from others. It looked too much like I was patting myself on the back and inviting you to pity me. And I bet that’s why no one else has posted yet, either. I have to get too specific to explain how I love well, and that gives away identities and invades privacy. I don’t have a generic method.