Seriously? There are 101 ways? And you expect me to know any of them?
I’m sitting in the spare bedroom of Andrew and Allie’s apartment because the snowy roads across northern Indiana made it unsafe to get home. And so I’m writing here while Andrew and Allie and Nancy are sitting in the other room watching the national championship game.
And you are thinking I know 101 ways to make friends.
But even as I write that, I think about Jesus’ words to his disciples about love. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. And I know that we always think that Jesus was looking ahead to his own death. But what if that’s only part of what he meant?
I mean, if I were to lay down this keyboard to spend time in the other room, wouldn’t that be a form of laying down my life? If our neighbor gives up some of her time to blow the snow off our driveway, twice, isn’t that laying down part of her life for her friends?
I could keep making up examples. But you can, too. Laying down your life by dying happens once. Laying down your life by laying down your will can happen a thousand times a day. Or maybe just 101.
Work on it. Let me know what you think. I’m heading to my family.