What do you say when you don’t know what to say?

September 11th. The one day of the year, above almost all others, when I don’t really know what to say. Days like Remembrance Sunday are easier because, for most people, the events are so far off, it doesn’t hurt any more.

Plus, well, it’s a Sunday and I don’t publish the daily dose on a Sunday 😉

For a moment I considered saying nothing. Skipping a day and coming back tomorrow. It’s been less than a fortnight since the daily dose restarted so it’s not like I’ve been all that consistent.

But that felt a bit icky.

But then this thought popped in my head … love.

What do you say or do when you don’t know what to say or do?

What one thing has the ability to cover over a multitude of sins?

What’s that command that Jesus gave, the one that knocked all the others out of the ring?


Whatever that looks like for you today. Love.

It’s not the kinda magic that can bring back loved ones or remove hurt from your memory, but the world starts to look a whole lot kinder from the other side of a hug and a smile. Don’t you think?

Love as a verb, a doing word. Here’s to doing love today 🙂