I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. 2 John 1:5 (NLT)
Wendy has always been a reader. Her family tells me stories of Wendy as the little girl who always had her nose in a book. Times have changed and you won’t often find her with her nose in a book. However, the bluetooth headset, which is constantly in her ear, is always playing an audiobook. Over the past few years Wendy’s begun listening to series of books by the same author. She will often track down all of an author’s books and listen to them from the first to the last so she can pick up on the overarching themes and story arc of an author’s works.
When you read all of John’s writings (the Gospel of John and three letters) you can’t help but notice the theme: Love. John wrote about love. He repeated Jesus’ command to “love one another” over and over and over again. Love was the theme of John’s life and teaching. It’s unavoidable. If you read what John wrote you’re going to read about love.
This morning I’m thinking about the themes. I’m contemplating the theme of my own life. I have noticed that we all communicate consistent themes throughout our daily lives, our conversations, our actions and our decisions. What are the themes the emanate from my blog posts? What are the overarching themes that people notice from my writing and conversation?
What are the themes that other people recognize in your life? What do you want the theme of your life to be?
We don’t stop to consider the theme of our lives very often, but shouldn’t we?