Living the Word of God

Relationships 101

Bad relationships happen to people all over the world. Have you ever wondered why your relationship went south? Naturally we tend to blame the other person. Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the devil and the list goes on. But when you get right down to it, the finger points right back at you. You could have done this differently or could have done that but for some reason you withheld what you knew you could have done but didn’t do it. All relationships require work. It takes a lot of self-sacrifice to better the other person. In this self-centered world, we tend to look at “what’s in it for me” instead of how can I  be a blessing towards my partner. The worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things (Mark 4:19) have clouded our judgment making life “all about me.” You are right. It is all about you. If you look over your past relationship you’ll discover that all of them began to go south when you stopped doing your part. In the story of the woman at the well in St. John Chapter 4, why do you think this woman had five husbands? My response is that she wasn’t satisfied. There will always be dragons to slay, mountains to climb and wealth to obtain but when you have someone willing to deal with all your issues, and still be willing to love you and make it work, it’s priceless.

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