Have you noticed these new Blackberry commercials with the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” song as the primary theme? I have found myself stopping and staring at the television whenever they are playing. I am still not sure what in the world it has to do with a mobile device, but they are a little bit inspiring. They almost make me want to go and exchange Amy’s RAZR for a Blackberry Curve. ( however, I think Amy’s likes texting on a numeric keypad, its makes her happy).
Anyway, although the ads pull me in with the little storylines, I can’t figure out what this has to do with a phone. But it has always interested me that John Lennon was able to capture the essence of Christian thinking in this song, and popularize it in a way that Christians never have been able to! All we need is Love.
Paul tells us its the greatest thing in 1 Corinthians 13
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
and John reminds us about the greatness of Love in 1 John 4
7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Sometimes its a hard thing – especially for the men among us, but Love is all you need, it should be the backbone of the way we treat each other. So today go ahead and sing this song. Love is all we need. And then – apply it to you life. Will you live that way as well?