When you spend your day typing on a keyboard, you’re bound to bake a few nistakes. I came across a typo the other day—which I didn’t make, surprisingly—that caught my eye. Since my mentor Bob Turner has always taught me to “think sermonically” I immediately saw a spiritual application.

The person typing (Mrs. Gloria Savage, a precious elder’s wife from my days at Higden) was trying to say how much the “love” something, but accidentally typed “live.”

Soon after realizing the error, she replied: “live” should be “love.”

Now isn’t that a sentiment we could all live by! Our lives should be “love.” Isn’t that what John tells us…

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:7-8

Our lives should be based around the philosophy of love. Whether it is our enemies, our neighbors, our family or God, everyone deserves our love. Everyone we encounter in life deserves love. If you’re wondering what’s wrong with the way things are going, or if you’re looking to make a positive change in your life as the new year approaches, let me offer you a simple credo to live by from now on:

Live…should be “love.”