The New Rule of L.A.W. – Love Always Wins

For months, I have been trying to make sense of this awareness in my soul that there was something calling me forward no matter how painful 2020 has been. However, I couldn’t figure out how to articulate it until I was listening to a Matisyahu song called One Day. Then it hit me that I had an answer all along.

In the video below, I do my best to express this idea that the Rule of L.A.W. is that Love Always Wins. I grew up in church hearing us celebrating that “the battle has already been won.” But when I looked at the world around me, I didn’t see anyone living like that. Instead, we continually live like there is never enough and that we are in a constant battle for the survival of whatever we think is important.

I am so done with this. I have not internally lived that for decades. But with rare exceptions, I can rarely communicate what I was able to express yesterday–Love Always Wins. Love Already Won. Love Alone Wills.

Here we go!

1 Corinthians 13

The Greatest Gift

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body [a]to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not [b]puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, [c]thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is [d]perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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  1. Below is a “form letter” type invitation. I hope you will come help us celebrate.

    Dear Roofless Church:

    Something greater than “effective charity” is here. Like a peasant prophet, standing in a corn field with his law breaking, sabbath breaking, friends, defending himself against critics while wearing nothing but his peasant clothes with the patches of unshrunk cloth covering the holes and claiming that they are in the presence of someone greater than David or the temple, Jesus is alive and well on the streets of America. He is standing there in peasant clothes now talking to you.

    Will you hear him?

    I invite you to listen to him

    He is ever so humble. A homeless man seeking prayer for YOU, he demonstrates the very heart of Jesus, the goal of our Great Commission, and I am concerned that maybe you didn’t quite hear him. He doesn’t come with a best selling book, a PhD, or even advice on how to help the poor. Instead, he comes with a prayer request and with deep forgiving love that is so holy, you should take your shoes off as you encounter it.

    Please, visit the blog today.

    I invite you to my blog, of course, because it’s there that I lay out my invitation to his. But it’s not mine that counts.

    Here is a link:

    Hope to see you there.


    Agent X


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