“I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow, love like I’m borrowed time. It’s good to be alive.” Jason Gray, American contemporary-Christian songwriter/singer
Put a bear in your car, your window, your doorway or on your porch. That’s one of the newest and sweetest ways to love others with a small dose of the lavish abandon that Jesus has already poured out on this world.
Inspired by the children’s camp song “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt,” people all over the U.S. are putting out bears that families out for a walking or driving break with small children can “hunt.”
Elsewhere, people are painting and writing inspirational things on their sidewalks with chalk, sewing up wildly-patterned mask covers for healthcare workers or planting seeds for a garden that will make someone smile a few weeks or even months from now.
And, that’s not the half of it.
Some neighborhoods are organizing social-distanced parades with participants in full-body dinosaur costumes. In our neighborhood, one guy is giving the occasional bagpipe concert from his backyard. I can now tell you with certainty that nothing says “in your face” to COVID-19 quite like the “Highland Fling” played on what was originally an instrument of war.
None of these things speaking to you? Call someone. Check on someone. Pray for someone — someone you don’t particularly like. Or, if you are really feeling the love of God, share some toilet paper. 🙂