Gue sempet tersentil dengan hardikan temen sekantor beberapa hari yang lalu, dan entah kenapa gabisa berhenti mikirin kata – kata beliau terus.
“Kath, kamu kenapa bela – belain malem – malem nonton bola terus? Kenapa kamu ga alihin ke baca alkitab aja?”
“Kath, kamu apal isi alkitab?” “Ga mbak…Ngapain dihapal? Itu kan cerita…paling aku inget ayat – ayat yang aku suka aja” “Ah ngaco kamu, masa ga ada yang apal…Apal dari awal sampe akhir, minimal baca sampe abis lah“
Conversation sederhana diantara sesama pekerja. Tapi entah kenapa, sampai detik ini diketik, masih aja loh gue mikirin kalimat ini.
I know, I’m not the most religious person in this whole wide world. You might categorize me to those who do this “occational-interaction” with God. Ke gereja ga tiap minggu, sebulan kadang cuma 2 kali atau bahkan sekali. Gue juga bukan tipe orang yang tiap pagi baca renungan, ataupun baca alkitab tiap malem. Terkadang gue juga lupa doa kalo makan (abisnya gimana dong, makan gue gajelas gitu. Proper dinner/lunch jarang, well….don’t discuss food around me. I’m in a love-hate relationship with them recently)
Tapi gue tahu satu hal:
Tuhan (yang gue kenal) itu ga butuh all those craps, reading all nights, praying all days just to worship Him. He’s just too awesome for you to be screamed loudly, calling His name the entire time. No. I don’t think He asked that.
Tuhan juga ga butuh kok gue hapal satu alkitab penuh, well you all know kan it’s human-made? God inspired people to write His creation, His Love, His story, so that people will be inspired, remembered and might be effected other people as much as God did.
Yang gue tahu (and I might be wrong) that God asked me to do this:
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers all multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling”
(1 Peter 4: 8-9)
And I’m trying so hard to do this on my daily life. I might be suck at attending masses, I don’t read bible in daily basis, I’m not worshipping Him as much as others did (and I’m not planning to). But I have one plan:
I wanna love people. All kind of people. As much as I love my awesome God.
And as Beatles said All You Need Is Love;
I’m completely and utterly agree with this.
If you love people, you won’t even have guts to kill them, because you worry you might never see their happy/grumpy/annoying/sad faces anymore
If you love someone, you won’t even have hearts to steal from them, because you know they might feel lost
If you love someone, you won’t harass them with bad words, leaving them with empty feeling and let down.
And If you love God, you will do what He commanded you to do, which is this:
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”
(Matthew 22:39-40)-The Greatest Commandment
Whew, that’s a very religious post from people like me.
I love my God. Badly.
But He’s just too awesome just to be called and worshipped constantly.
If you love Him, He’ll know through your acts. Through your good deeds.
Through your love to people around you.
Sweet banget ya kata – kata ini.
Perintah Tuhan itu cuma ini kok.
Because God is Love.