Tagged: Relationships

The Proverbs 31 Man 0

The Proverbs 31 Man

Just noticed that the Proverbs 31 woman gets about 2/3 of a chapter at the end of 30 and 1/3 chapters on the virtuous man. Proverbs 31:10 “The virtuous woman, who can find?…” What if instead of saying, “this woman is impossible to find.” The writer of proverbs is trying to make a final point to the young man that he has been trying to teach for the past 30 and 1/3 chapters? What if he is trying to say, “Who is able to find such a woman?” The only way that you will ever be able to find this...

Love and Freedom 0

Love and Freedom

Without freedom, love cannot exist. Actions undertaken for the sake of love have a value that is derived from their very existence. Actions undertaken for the sake of religious duty, personal obligation, or social expectation have value only in the feeling that they are able to arouse in the recipient. Yet, even this feeling becomes an expected right – or worse, a required response – when the parties involved in the transaction feel restricted to this particular set of behaviors and responses. This idea is demonstrated by the child who is forced by his parents to apologize to a sibling...

The Joy of Being Human 0

The Joy of Being Human

Tonight, I experienced the joy of being human. It was everything I needed to feel and part of the truth that I needed to know. The magic of the moment was created through the belief that each person contributed to the occasion and in the process of coming together, each contribution became somehow more valuable. Identity was not lost in community, but rather strengthened. As the speaker said, the magic of the moment was not a result of the setting, but of the individuals who gathered there. It could be reached by letting go of self-inflicted boundaries, reaching across pointless...