"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma." - Ephesians 5:1-2
T.J. Mousetis started walk in love. during the summer of 2005. His only goal was to raise enough money to travel to Russia on a mission trip with his Dad. T.J. purchased 100 blue shirts, printed them with the phrase “walk in love”, and sold them to friends, family, church members. Even a random stranger or two bought shirts online via T.J.’s Myspace page! Due to the success of the original walk in love. shirt, T.J. has been able to return to Russia several times since his first trip. But it only took one trip to Russia to give T.J. his passion for designing and selling t-shirts.
When I see the peace sign I usually think of a group of tourists standing in front of some random landmark taking a picture and I find that an unfortunate first thought.
I wish I thought of Jesus every time I saw the peace sign or heard the word peace since He is the Prince of Peace, but I don't because our culture has turned the peace sign into a picture pose instead of something we actively pursue in all situations.
I often find myself being more interested in my point of view than seeking peace even though Jesus says, "Blessed are the peacemakers..." He didn't say blessed are the "people who have their argument down pat so that when a disagreement comes they can win an argument." I often land on that side of the coin rather than the peace-making side so I am thankful for this shirt. A very obvious and bold reminder to myself that I should seek peace and pursue it. It can also be used in photos while holding up a peace sign 😉✌🏼- T.J.
My thesis is that in the Scripture when God "blesses" men they are thereby helped and strengthened and made better off than they were before, but when men "bless" God he is not helped or strengthened or made better off. Rather (with C. A. Keller in THAT, I, 361) man's blessing God is an "expression of praising Thankfulness" - John Piper | desiringGod
I love that! I love to think that saying Bless the Lord is a way of saying, "THANK YOU!" It makes me like this design even more!
Is anyone else super convicted by the word "any" in this verse (Ephesians 4:29) or is that just me? I mean I do a pretty good job at keeping unwholesome talk coming out of my mouth, but there is still some and that verse definitely says ANY.
When I wear this shirt I am very aware of the things that I am saying and it leads me to say more uplifting things to my wife, kids + friends. I hope it does the same to you - T.J.