I love what I do.
I love my church for giving me the opportunity to do what I love. I love the Lord for giving me the strength to love when it’s not easy and for giving me the confidence to continue when the road ahead is not clear. I love my family for their unwavering support in my calling.
Is there any better way to thank God for all he’s done than to love all we’re permitted to do?
Love is a privilege, but it’s also a discipline. Love is a muscle that must be exercised. God’s gameplan has only ever been love. It’s a tough strategy to beat because when you’re in love, you feel like you can conquer the world.
Dr. David McDonald is the teaching pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, MI. The church, widely considered among the most innovative in America, has been featured on CNN.com and in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Time Magazine. David weaves deep theological truths with sharp social analysis and peculiar observations on pop culture. He lives in Jackson with his wife, Carmel, and their two kids. Follow him on twitter (@fossores) or online at fossores.com