11 March 2017

What Do You Fear? ~ Relationships

Greetings Dear Reader,

I think that I must first be very clear.  If you are in a relationship where you are being harmed, you need to do what it takes to be safe.  No one should remain in a place where they are being abused. 

Still too many relationships are ruined by fear.  People fear that things will not improve.  They fear that they will not get what they want or at some level need.  They fear forgiving slights and wrongs.  They fear not controlling things.  They fear being alone so they stay in dangerous or damaging relationships.

When we let fear dictate how we relate to others it destroys trust and love.  It is love that casts out fear.  It is love that gets us to courage and kindness.  When couples wed the promise “till death do us part” is bedrock for facing the unknown in love and respect.  When someone plays the leaving card he or she violates the bedrock of the relationship.  The promise that you make to work things out together is meant to hold back the flood of fear and give time to learn to love more deeply and build on that foundation.

It is too easy in our world to discard others.  God makes is clear that fear is not a good reason to refuse to love.  Love is the perfect antidote for fear.  If I allow fear to rule my heart then I cannot love.  I cannot relate. 

We forget that even our relationships belong to God.  We forget that our commitments to others are the opportunity to create something beautiful and it is not ours to throw away.

It Ain’t Yours to Throw Away – Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio

That same road that brought you here
Will sure as hell take you home
The life you left behind will have you back
You're tired of paying dues in worn out shoes
And Broadway blues
And any fool will tell you
The damn ol' deck is stacked

What if you're just a vessel?
And God gave you something special

It ain't yours to throw away
It ain't yours to throw away
Every time you open up your mouth
Diamonds come rolling out
It ain't yours to throw away No...

And all of the players, the movers, and shakers
The story maker suits have gone home
You drew the last slot
You thought it was your shot
But now it's just one more chance blown

What if you're just a vessel?
And God gave you something special

It ain't yours to throw away
It ain't yours to throw away
Every time you open up your mouth
Diamonds come rolling out
It ain't yours to throw away, No...

And our town is cold as January
Life comes true, and dreams get buried
Every day...
Destiny won't be denied

It ain't yours to throw away
No, it ain't yours to throw away
'Cause every time you open up your mouth
Diamonds come rolling out
It ain't yours to throw away

It ain't yours to throw away ...
Throw away

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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