Orlando, Mathematics and Love. 

I was thinking about love today and how important it is, when this thought struck me; love is far more complicated than we will ever understand and yet, it’s simple. 

Love is kind of like maths. Some parts of mathematics are easy, some are almost impossible. If we start at the basics though, we’ll slowly make progress. It’s all around us, whether we perceive it or not. It kind of holds things together and makes them work. 

Chances are if you had a bad teacher, a rocky foundation, you probably gave up on it a long time ago. When we get it wrong, things break and can take a long time to repair. 

But, we fix it by going back, starting again and trying to get it right. 

Love is being talked about a lot this week in light of Sunday’s tragedy. The definition of love that I hold to says that; 

…”it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things…” – 1 Corinthians 13:6-7

I believe that love takes ownership and seeks to fix even that which it did not break. Love was not to blame for what happened on Sunday but love will roll up its sleeves and try to make things right again. Love mourns with those who mourn. 

Orlando, I am sorry this happened. Friends, I am so sorry this happened in your city, your home. You have my prayers. I love you.