What is love? I don’t know why you’re not there. I give you my love, but you don’t care. So what is right? What is wrong? Gimme a sign… What is love? Baby, don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more.” – Haddaway
If you’re like me, you can’t hear this song and not picture the SNL skit of the “Club Guys” moving their heads, by the neck only, to the music.
While this song has nothing to do with this coming weekend at Journey specifically, we will be asking the question, “What is LOVE?”
No matter how you personally define it, everyone is looking for love (as they see it). One of my favorite quotes is from the poet RUMI “What we all really want is love’s confusing joy.”
We use the word LOVE for many things in our lives- Relationships, feelings, strong desires, tolerance, and even a way to manipulate others. “LOVE” can be specific (“I love your eyes”) or ambiguous (“#lovewins”…. does anyone even really know what that means?)
This weekend at Journey, we will kick off the “LOVE – More Than a Feeling” Series with this question as we attempt to understand, not only how we define love, but how God defines it as well.
We might even realize that the simple question, “What is love?”, might not actually be the right question to ask if we really want to experience real love in our lives.
I hope to see you this Sunday at Jouney Church.