6.26.2007

The Emptying Qualities of Marriage

I hope it doesn't appear that I'm being lazy by posting quotes instead of writing my own, but this thought in particular is quite a gem:

"A life lived to please one's self is empty, and the journey to become one will finally lead you to empty yourself for the sake of one another." --To Become One, by Seay and Keager (thanks to Alaina who gave me the book :)

For those who are either considering marriage, hoping for marriage, or in marriage, I pray that one day soon, you will take joy in the sanctifying qualities of a selfless "oneness".

4 comments:

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira.(If you speak English can see the version in English of the Camiseta Personalizada. Thanks for the attention, bye). Até mais.

Anonymous said...

Can a single person empty themselves into others in a sacrificial serving manor? Does Christlike mean married? Christ came to serve everyone; When you empty yourself into another ONE person, is there anything left to give to "Everyone - others"?

Amy said...

Christ did come to serve "everyone"-- "everyone" is the bride, or the body, of Christ. he made the ultimate sacrifice and emptied himself on the cross for his bride, and we are to do the same for him. one of the ways in which we do that is by giving ourselves in service and love to each other. no, you don't have to be married to be Christ-like--that's not what this quote refers to. this quote is meant for married couples who are often tricked into believing that it's all about taking rather than giving. just as Christ gave himself up for his bride, we also give ourselves up for our spouse (and of course, other people--but on earth, marriage is the best human relationship metaphor we have to understanding Christ and his service for his bride.)

jo douglas said...

hey anonymous...

wanna get hitched?