Whether you’re a fan or not, you have to give Meatloaf his place in stardom. The guy started performing in the 70’s and had hit music as well as acting parts on the big screen and theatrical stage for over 40 years. One of his more recognizable songs is “I’d Do Anything For Love,” which is a misleading title because the next line is “...but I won’t do that.” I grew up wondering what “that” was. When I was young I figured it was something like holding hands or kissing on the lips. As a teenager, I didn’t get that song at all because I would, indeed, have done anything for love. At this point in life, I think there are just some things I do reluctantly for love--landscaping, plumbing, most social gatherings, etc.
Jesus had an excruciating way of seeking out the least, the last and the lost to show them love. I mean, lepers?!? Come on! Not only did Jesus love the “I won’t do that’s,” he made it abundantly clear that he expected his followers to do the same. If you are considering the idea of developing a spiritual discipline (hopefully in relationship with someone else since that’s how we do things around here) I would challenge you to consider finding your “I won’t do that” and see what it would take to “do that.” Buddy up and move out of your comfort zone and do something that would make Meatloaf blush.