LOVE WORKS

April 21, 2010Read: John 13 "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, that you have love for one another." --John 13:35

Not sure what the commercial was selling, but I'm sold on their greater message. A baby drops a blanket, a man picks it up, and that act is witnessed by another who selflessly helps someone else; so on and so forth like a good deed domino effect. Some call that "karma," or maybe how the "energy of the universe gives back", but God just calls it love.

The person sitting next to you in class, the last customer of the day, the slow driver, the stubborn boss. Someone around us just might be questioning the inconceivable and unbelievable love of God. Will they find their answers in the gospel according to us?

--J.P.

FIFTEEN MINUTES TO FIT Mix in this progressive power workout to get trim (and fast)

Want a jump start to your day? If you've got 15 minutes, we've got a way to spend 'em.

Pick a point about 50 yards away and after a brief warm-up, sprint (or walk or jog as fast as you can) to that point and walk back to the start. As soon as you're back to the start, repeat the sprint. Using a stopwatch or clock, continue this sprint/walk regimen for 15 minutes. Make sure you remember how many times you're able to make the up-and-back trip, because you'll need to beat that number for the next five days. If you do it 10 times today, you'll need to do at least eleven tomorrow, and so on.

This interval-style workout will help you build speed and stamina, while burning fat. Done on an empty stomach, it can do even more for your fat-burning furnace.