Showing the Way


I recently decided to revisit some books on my shelf that impacted me years ago.  One of those was Donald Millers “Blue Like Jazz” .  I knew I had made the right choice when I read the Author’s Note prior to page one.

Miller writes…

I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn’t resolve.  But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone.  I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.

After that I liked jazz music.

Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself.  It is as if they are showing you the way.

When I read that I thought, “What a great quote.”

Then I thought, “I wonder what others are being invited to love by my example?