Daily Riches: You Ain’t Nothin’ Without Love (Larry Norman, Katherine Ann Porter)

“You can be a Righteous Rocker or a Holy Roller
You can be most anything.
You can be a Child of the Son or a Skid Row Bum or
You can be an Earthly King.
But without love, you ain’t nothing, without love.

“You can be a Leon Russell
Or a super muscle
You can be a corporate king.
You can be a wealthy man from Texas
Or a witch with heavy hexes,
But without love, you ain’t nothing, without love.

“You  can be a brilliant surgeon
Or a sweet young virgin
Or a harlot out to sell.
You could learn to play the blues
Or be Howard Hughes
Or the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Or you could be a French provincial midwife
Or go from door to door with a death-knife,
But without love you ain’t nothing, without love. [selah]

“You can be a woman feeler
Or a baby stealer,
You can drink your life away.
You  can be a holy prophet
Get a blessing off it,
You can fast for fifty days.
You can shake hands with the devil
Or give your life to God on the level,
But without love you ain’t nothing, without love.
Without love you ain’t nothing, without love.”

Larry Norman, “Righteous Rocker” (#1 & 3)

“Love must be learned and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked.”  Katherine Anne Porter

“A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Jesus in John 13:34

Moving From the Head to the Heart

  • Isn’t it amazing, the bad things we settle for (like in the song), preferring them to giving and receiving love?
  • Isn’t it amazing, the good things we rely upon, thinking they will compensate for our not investing ourselves in love?
  • Love might seem like the easiest thing – but no, that’s hate. In reality love is hard. It must “be learned and learned again and again: there is no end to it.” (to the learning) What are you doing to improve at loving?

Abba, love my enemies? I don’t even love my friends as I should. I don’t even love my family as I should. Father, as your love seeks me, as you draw near, as I draw near to you, may I learn again and again to love.

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These “Daily Riches” are for your encouragement as you seek after God and he seeks after you. I hope you’ll follow my blog, and share it. My goal is to share something of unique value with you daily in 400 words or less. I appreciate your interest!  –  Bill (Psalm 90:14)

“I practice daily what I believe; everything else is religious talk.”

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