We Learn to Love By Witnessing Love

Blue Like Jazz: Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality: Donald  Miller: 9780785263708 - Christianbook.com
The book cover of Blue Like Jazz.

Blue Like Jazz is a book by Donald Miller.  The subtitle is “Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality.”  The book opens with the author’s note:

“I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn’t resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.

After that I liked jazz music.

Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way.”

We are often invited into love by witnessing someone love —
an activity,
a creativity,
a person,
a family,
a community,
ourselves.

Renee Roederer

2 thoughts on “We Learn to Love By Witnessing Love

  1. This was so easy to imagine. I am from Portland and know the Bagdad Theatre. I can see the jazz player in my minds eye. What a nice tranquil moment this morning.

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