Seventy Seven

Dear Sinners and Saints,

Relationships will be the topic of this Sunday's sermon. The specific relationship we will focus on is marriage. What does God have to say about the zimzum (sacred space of God) between two people in union with one another.

“Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh. “ (Genesis 2:24) What is the secret of becoming one flesh and maintaining it? If we put that question out there we’d get many opinions. We each have our own ideas of what it takes to make a successful relationship. One thing I know is that it takes a strong understanding of forgiveness.

How many times should we forgive another person we are in an intimate relationship with?  “..Peter came and said to Jesus ‘Lord if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but I tell you, seventy seven times.” Or without limit.

A mentor told me today that to forgive in the New Testament is best defined as “to let go of.” What is it that you cling to, and if you let go, both you and another could prosper?

Ogden Nash put a humorous twist on these matters when he said, “To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup, when you are wrong, admit it. When you’re right, shut up.”

Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen

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