I hope you are having a wonderful, joy-filled Christmas season.
In an attempt to add to your joy, I wanted to share a video which someone shared with me.
Earlier this year, I asked “What if Church was like a Flashmob?” Here is another video along the same theme, which shows the joy that can be brought into the lives of others with a little creativity and courage.
I am not saying churches and Christians should go sing in malls. Instead, Christians should be sources of spontaneous joy and delight in the lives of people we come into contact with.
Interestingly, I think that flashmobs are a great example of redemption. They were originally “invented” by some guy named Bill in 2006 to get people involved in “random acts of silliness.” But some saw that flashmobs would also be a great way to commit crimes. If hundreds of people in one area all of a sudden looted from all the stores on one street, there wouldn’t be enough police around to stop them. But some groups, such as the one in the video above, are trying to get flash mobs back to their original purpose and intent – of bringing unexpected joy, surprise, and laughter into the lives of others.
So what can you do this Christmas season–or in the year ahead–to show unexpected love to someone else?