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    Made for Each Other



    As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.ó Proverbs 27:17


    We are made for each other. Yet making relationships work, let alone making them flourish, is often remarkably difficult. We all know that justice matters, yet it slips through our fingers. We mostly know that there is such a thing as spirituality, and that itís important, yet itís hard to refute the charge that itís all wishful thinking. In the same way, we all know that we belong in communities, that we were made to be social creatures. Yet there are many times when we are tempted to slam the door and stomp off into the night by ourselves, simultaneously making the statement that we donít belong anymore and that we want someone to take pity on us, to come to the rescue and comfort us. We all know we belong in relationships, but we canít quite work out how to get them right. The voice we hear echoing in our heads and our hearts keeps reminding us of both parts of this paradox, and itís worth pondering why.


    ďWe were made for each otherĒ is a profound statement of reality, echoed in the proverb ó for itís in community that we are shaped and find our sharpened selves. Itís also a signpost of a deeper reality, telling us there is a road ahead that leads to goodness.


    Lord, thank You for making me for community; may I become more like You through othersí help. Amen.

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    bringin' em back ~ to the Dodge Mahal !!....

    Where old Magnums can find a home.. :angel:

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