ONE WORD: LOVE
Those who know Chandler are well aware that he often spoke of Love. Studying all his sayings, songs and journal entries have revealed to me his deep and mature understanding of love. He truly loved his Heavenly Father and transferred that love to those around him. Through this series of posts I would like to share Chandler’s understanding of Love. Below is a speech he gave in 2010 as he was running for office at TeenPact Leadership Schools.
”My slogan is One Word: Love.
I believe that all purpose begins and is carried out in love! Everything good, everything beautiful is rooted in love! All light is rooted in love! All of the other themes and slogans that others are using are(or should be) rooted in this one word: love!
Love is what Christianity is all about! Love is what life is all about!!!!
When I say “Love” I do not mean to be “in love”. For being “in love” is nothing more than a petty, fleeting feeling. Instead, when I say “Love” I mean “to love” with the pure, true, selfless love of Christ! To shine this love on everyone around you! To shine it upon the other Christian brothers and sisters in TeenPact! To shine it upon the world outside of TeenPact(this is what it is all about!!!!)!!!!
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”(Matt.5:8). “…God is love…”(I John.4:7-21). To see God! To see Love!
I believe that if we were to see this pure, true Love, we would naturally shake on the inside with overflowing joy and excitement, desiring to share it with others! Desiring to shine and express that same radiant, living love to all!!
Children of God, Children of Light, and Children of Love, please join me on this journey!!!”
Next post: What is Love Part 2: “I Love God Too Much!”
In this post we will look at what Chandler was referring to when he links Matthew 5: 8 with I John 4:7-21. QUESTION: How do YOU link together “the pure in heart shall see God” with “God is love?” Please share your thoughts in the comments section!
Happy Valentines Day!
In His Love,