From the file entitled "It Ain't Gonna Happen," I...[suggest] a federal law that says everyone has to make God's love his or her home. Let it herewith be stated and hereby declared: No person may walk out into the world to begin the day until he or she has stood beneath the cross to receive God's love....
Don't you ache for the change we'd see? Less honking and locking horns, more hugging and helping kids. We'd pass fewer judgments and more compliments. Forgiveness would skyrocket. Wild idea? I agree. God's love can't be legislated, but it can be chosen.... For Christ's sake, and yours, choose it.
The above is from Max Lucado's daily devotional Grace For the Moment.
It is crazy that we can't force a free gift on those around us. This free gift being unconditional, unending, life-changing love. Such an easy thing yet such a hard gift to receive because we have to choose giving up ourselves.
So what if we don't force this love on others but choose it for ourselves. We can change the world. Let God's love work and shine through you. Choose it and live it. Amazing love...how big the change!