Friday, July 22, 2011

What if Love Was Our Only Motivation

This is the title of an address that was given earlier this year at Brigham Young University during their weekly devotional.  I get these addresses via podcast, and finally caught up and listened to this one this morning during my own daily personal devotional time.

It was a powerful experience for me to consider, especially in light of the many possible motivations that are out there, whether or not my motives are always powered by love. Is such a thing even possible or practical while trying to live a normal, productive life? This speaker suggests that not only that it is possible, but that it will significantly improve not only our own life, but the lives of those around us.

It is tempting to turn inward and think only of protecting ourselves, of preventing personal hurt or embarrassment, or of working only for personal gain.

After reading and listening to this man's ideas, my mind and heart have opened up enough to think about things differently.

I love that I'm halfway through my life and I'm still learning. May it ever be so.

2 comments:

  1. A very powerful talk. Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. "It is tempting to turn inward and think only of protecting ourselves, of preventing personal hurt or embarrassment, or of working only for personal gain."

    I have realized, as of late, that I do this too much. I do need to reach out in love to others, and not worry so much about hurt, embarrassment, or whatever that may come from it. Thank you for the reminder, Kellie.

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