-1 Corinthians 7:5-
-“Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”-
I think about me and the relationship I am in. I often wonder if it’s alright that only one of us believes.
Paul is nuts.
Am I to be patient with God or HE with me? Am I to be patient with my partner? Does that imply that my partner is a child?
Or is he to be patient with me and all my tantrums and paradoxes and complications?
-1 Corinthians 7:14-
-“For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.”-
Here is Grace and Mercy and Forgiveness and Gentleness and Kindness and Self-Discipline.
-1 Corinthians 7:16-
-“How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?”-
Intense. Even the grammar. And the punctuation. And I think there is space for my lover and I to love each other in God.
I think it’s possible.
-“You must distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean.”-
I just don’t know how to do it.