Not much of profound thoughts this stormy night, not after a weekend of packing and cleaning and moving. Just this:
Love is not about control.
Well duh! Of course it's not. Paul said as much when he wrote that love is not self-seeking in 1 Corinthians 13. But we shouldn't need scripture to tell us that, it should be self-evident. Love that requires anything in return isn't really love, it's just another transaction. It's a contract or at least a proposed one.
Corporations and corporate churches are all about control. They're all about getting people to do things or keeping people from doing things. At least that's been my experience.
I wish I could get better at loving.