As of late I have been reading Sacred Marriage, a book about marriage, holiness and God. My fiance read it and really wanted me to read it as well because of all she learned from it. I agree, it is a great book so far. It has not only reshaped the way I look at being in a marriage relationship and what being a man and husband looks like but it has also given me, not a different but a renewed perspective on how we treat others. The marriage relationship is a symbol of the love between God and man and thus the marriage relationship should teach us how to better love our spouse and others. God gave us the opportunity to live in the closest, most intimate manner and it really forces us to give ourselves over completely to unconditional love or it can't really work. And like the love that God bestows upon me that is too good and powerful to keep to myself, so is the love between and husband and wife; it should inspire the couple to spread love to others.
I just had the opportunity to take part in an overnight event with my youth group. Friday night was fun and games with time in the gym, laser tag and mafia. Saturday was a time of small group seminars. I was blessed with the privilege of speaking/leading discussion during one of these seminars. I decided that it would be good to talk about how we as Christians treat others. During my time of learning while reading Sacred Marriage God has really been speaking to me about this important aspect of my faith. I might be the only representation of God, Jesus, church or Christianity that some people come into contact with so I have a huge responsibility to rep my faith correctly. This is scary but at the same time a huge honor. I am blessed to be considered a child of God and I want to live that out everyday and to everyone.
I am getting married in less than four months. This is crazy! I am a little nervous, but I am also extremely excited. It is so cool that I get to marry and live with my best friend for the rest of my life. I just hope she doesn't end up wanting to kill me, haha. She is such a demonstration of unconditional love. I am soooooo blessed!