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