Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to understand women

Spotted this at Marina Square car park this evening.

The owner of this car will discover than when you love, you will eventually understand. If you try to understand without love, you will fail.

I remember pastors were fond of preaching and teaching the wife as a helpmate, a partner. That is actually putting the cart before the horse. Put aside the idea of partner. Love come first. Sounds easy eh? It isn't. Therefore to be practical most marriages are not made this way or you risk exceeding your faith and get into deep trouble, which sometimes take divorce to get out :-(

The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi is pertinent. It is aspirational and rarely achieved.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Don't listen to your pastors about wives being partners instead husbands love your wives as Christ love the Church...

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