Open Letter to Bob Goff
Thank you! I know you're really busy doing awesome things for people and loving them with a love that only come after knowing Jesus! I just wanted to let you know how much you have inspired me.
I read your book "Love Does" and it quickly went to the number one spot of my favorite books list! I love how you talk about loving people who can do nothing for you, not because it feels good, but because it is what we are called to do. I love how you talk about being adventurous with your love because it will take you places you never dreamed. I love how you talk about being people who crave other people, because we aren't meant to be alone. I connect with all of those things. I want to be able to let my adventurous love take me places that people might not expect. In fact, for the past two summers it has taken me to Wales!
I also want to thank you because you have inspired me to live a life where I don't really care what people think. If I lived a life where I cared what everyone around me cared about my every move I would never leave my house! I've gone on so many adventures just because I could. I've met so many cool people, just because I've left my house one day. Sometimes those cool people are the people who make my morning coffee at Starbucks, and now we have become friends. Sometimes those people are the top CEO of sports in my city because I landed an interview with them, even thought it didn't work out in the end. I had the courage to try. Sometimes the adventures I go on include a friend. One time my best friend and I went to Disney for a day just because we could. One day my mom and I just drove where ever the car took us. We found an old abandoned fort, a great barbecue place, and hung out at the beach.
With great love comes a great reward. And my reward is always the memories I have after loving people the way Jesus has called us to! So thank you Bob, for all of the inspiration!
P.S.- Also, I would like to thank you for making me want to explore Tom Sawyer Island again. I forgot how cool that place was.