Monday, August 15, 2005

New Book

I got an idea for a book I want to write. This happens a bunch, but this time, my wife thought it was a great idea. I can't find a good title, but I'm working with . . . How to Change your Spouse, Sibling, Child, Parent, Friend, Boss and Pastor.

Basically, a book for laypeople on sanctification. For those who know me, you'll know that the movement of the book will be like this . . .

1. You can only change people by loving them unconditionally, that is, by loving them without them needing to change . . . ever.
2. You cannot love people like that without divine intervention. Since you are not divine.
3. Your only hope is Jesus, he loved you without your needing to change, so he is changing you by his love, not by force. He is changing you into a loving person, who can love unconditionally.
4. By loving unconditionally in the power of Jesus, you can bring your spouse, sibling, child, parent, friend, boss and pastor closer to holiness.

Or, to sum up: You can't. He did. Now, you can. You must. You will.

Any thoughts? It's just an idea now, and I could use some feedback.


Blogger TMcGarry said...

I think it's a great idea. I know that praying for God to love through me is the only way I have been able to love others at times. Mostly the difficult times. Whether as a parent, spouse, friend, etc. it truly takes God's love for it to work. It's amazing how differently I perceive relationships when I am "in sink" with God vs. how I perceive them when I am trying to do it all in my own power.

11:37 AM, September 01, 2005  

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