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As for me and my household we shall serve the Lord. Not a law; No it is Love.

Updated on January 23, 2014

Tearing down barriers is essential

There are natural and man made barriers
There are natural and man made barriers | Source

It really means serving each other

There is no way to directly serve the Lord.


I just read some of Jude Siciliano’s work this morning and I read the above phrase completely differently than ever before. Jude had just gotten done explaining a divisive scripture in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Explaining how Paul calls us to serve each other and place others above us even if our societal roles are the reverse. Well by golly jingles that is tough to do. But I can do it. I do not like to do it. I will not like doing it maybe. But I have the leather to do it.

Listening is the beginning of service

So if we think about it very hard we realize that even in a caveman traditional marriage if the household is first serving the Lord and not each other, we have beautiful scenario. It means that no matter what our station is in the home, child to mother to father all are equally called to serve the Lord. Serving the Lord as it relates to personal relationships is fairly easy. Love the Lord with all you have, and likewise Love your neighbor as yourself. I am not saying easily done just easily understood.

Communication and Listening.

Jude earlier quoted thusly: Rebecca West said is true, "There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that’s all." And I assume this is quite often correct. We do not listen well enough to each other. But if we combine this with the notion that we are to serve each other, then aside from acute empathy, the only way we can serve is to listen to a desire or position of another and then help to fulfill it.

Water in the desert is precious

You actually have to listen in order to find this water seep.
You actually have to listen in order to find this water seep. | Source

Maybe not all are called to have faith, but everyone is called to listen.

“As for me and my household, we shall listen to each other in Love.”

Again we look at a standard psychological and societal complaint. “He or She does not listen to me.” Pick the relationship, spouses, bosses, parents, coaches, teachers (the judge ;-). What I am saying is that there is good reason to follow the New Testament Biblical teachings. And if you are a non-theist or agnostic or atheist it is a simple matter of changing the word Lord to Love. Something too many people miss is the fact that Jesus and Paul were fantastic teachers. Gleaning from their work and two thousand years of analysis is a great source for leading a happier more fulfilled life. We should always remember that even among the original disciples there was grave doubt, lapses of faith and denials. Jesus still sought them out and taught them.

As for me and my household we shall serve the Love

Wasteland

Is this what your heart looks like
Is this what your heart looks like | Source

Let me be mad at you for a moment.

I just look around at people and they have this need to get me out of the way or use me. I should be happy that they notice me at all, even in my home. But I am not happy with that. They see things from their inside out. Excuse me?

We are so busy worrying about ourselves that we do not even see each other as a human but as a means to our flesh desires.

I am talking child to parent and wife to husband and so on and so on, not to mention strangers.

Do you ever ask the store clerk if they need a break and you will just wait? I think not. You and your time is too important to even consider the clerk as a human. I hope today that you might stop and think of others.

How can it be bye bye?

Do you get tired of ignoring people?

When did you slow down last?

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Back to our title!

Sorry I just had a tustle, verbal only, as our boy slept and our nephew slept and we did not argue about money or respect. We danged well argued about our lives devotion to good. A good back rub and anger exchanged and that is how my home deals with stress. Nobody can fight against love.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sometimes someone writes a comment that just keeps bugging me. In this case someone (you) wrote a comment that just keeps blessing me.

      Thanks

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      I very much enjoyed reading your excellent article. I agree with the deep insights you expressed. God Bless You and Your Family.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Rolly,

      I do not get much by the way of comments, because I do not write with a question mark. I appreciate your input. Those of us with a love proclaimed over us are the lucky ones.

    • Rolly A Chabot profile image

      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      HI Eric... a favorite scripture in my home and one adopted many years ago as it was spoken over me. Great hub and one that has hit home and I pray it continues on its path of blessing...

      Rolly in Canada

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey Happy you bless my heart by dropping by. I used to be a bible quoter and can hang with the best. But that was all about me, and while a ran my rig that way, I could hardly here the words of another. It is just so calming and nice to just read for a few hours and let it soak in.

      Then we can speak, and better than that listen.

      The gift of Love via attention is supernatural in curative effect. I love listening to my wife and her day. Wow she is different than me.

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Beautiful, thought-provoking hub based on biblical principles.

      I agree that much can be gleaned from biblical verses, even if a person doesn't follow a particular religion or is a non-theist or agnostic.

      As for communication, listening is as important as speaking, else all we have is intersecting monologues which are basically meaningless.

      A good listener is demonstrating love by giving the gift of full attention.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

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