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Relationally Speaking

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he [Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40
Freedom is a big deal to me. I tend to dislike things in life that feel like prison, being stuck, or trapped. For instance, group text messages feel like prison. Long board games can have a similar feeling. Don’t even get me started on indefinite parties. Feeling trapped in these settings seems trivial though compared to feeling trapped in relationships. Some things are relatively easy to avoid, but as humans we all were created relationally.
Being overly cautious or standoffish in relationships is not always a bad trait. It tends to make me more blunt with what is on my mind, which is one reason that the relationships I do…

Psalm 46