What Are You Asking?
Am I asking the wrong question?
She wants to see my Kindle. I turn it on and click to the children’s book I downloaded from the library, Baby Farm Animals.
We get to this page. And I ask my 1-yr-old granddaughter: What are these?
Her answer is always the same. She doesn’t reply: Cats. Or even kittens.
She always answers: Meow-meow. Maybe it’s because she knows what my next question would be anyway:
Q: And what does the cat say?
So she cuts to the chase.
Get to the Point
As an introvert, I like when people cut to the chase. I don’t always appreciate small talk. I prefer a quick journey straight to the point rather than waste time meandering in spirals.
And what is the point?
Ultimately, isn’t it love? We all want to be loved. And we all want someone to love.
God started it. He loves first. When we’re touched by his love, we love back.
Even when we don’t recognize it’s coming from him, we know when we are being loved.
- Love is when someone chooses to spend time with us.
- Or gives us something we need. Maybe a physical gift; maybe a hug.
- Or speaks uplifting words we long to hear.
Love is the Point
I point to myself and ask my granddaughter: Who am I? What’s my name?
She has yet to give the technically correct answer of “Granna,” my self-appointed grandmother name.
But I’m fine with that. Maybe she’s cutting to the chase by giving me hugs. She blows me kisses. She’s excited when she wakes up from a nap and discovers I’m still around.
We’re both getting the point: I love her and she loves me. Whether or not she can yet say my name.
Life is too short to miss the point.
- Be direct.
- Gather love around you every day.
- Speak love lavishly to those you know.
Love is the point.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.”
1 John 4:7
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What’s your love language? How do you show love to others? Please share in the comments.
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