Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Bob Goff. (Okay there were 600 people in The Crystal Ballrom with me at Q Conference but it felt like an intimate conversation.) If you don’t follow Bob on twitter, you should. The man knows how to use 140 characters. He is encouraging and…whimsical.
It seems whimsy is Bob’s thing. I don’t know about you but I am in desperate need of some whimsy in my life. And Bob not only preaches it, he exudes it. As he spoke yesterday, I looked around the room and everyone was leaning forward with goofy smiles on their faces, completely spellbound.
Bob believes love is an anecdote for all sorts of evil….whether you have a strategy or not. He does not believe in creating giant systems or non-profits. He believes God uses unlikely people, using their unique gifts to engage people. He believes in creating wow moments that serve as entry points. And he believes that once we can show people the love of Jesus, then the conversations turn.
In closing he shared, “Whimsy metastasizes in the most wonderful way.”
And after seeing Bob’s life and the influence it is having on the world, I completely agree.
Do you have enough whimsy in your life?
Be sure to be on the lookout for Bob Goff’s book which will be released by Thomas Nelson next year.