Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Christian Brothers

So lately I've been thinking about pleasures and corrupted pleasures, things God meant for us to enjoy, and those same things being twisted by sin and abused by man. I'm sure this is nothing new to you, and there are ones we all know like sex, drugs, alcohol, etc. But I was alerted to one that I wasn't fully aware of previously, relationships. Sure, I knew of marriage, divorce being one of the perversions of marriage, but what was brought to my attention was the relationship between Christian brothers. Close Christian guy friends are hard to find, and even harder to find ones that you can have a meaningful, powerful, mutually strengthening (non-sexual) relationship with. I was reading a book that pointed out why this is, and it hit me, so profound yet so simple. Christian brothers are most powerful, most effective when they're unified, united under a single goal and leader. The Bible says, "Wherever two or more gather in my name, there my Spirit will be". If this is true then what would obviously be Satan's plan? To trap us in fear of close, exposing relationships with other men!

2 comments:

HisFootSoldier said...

*sniff* Aww, I'm just a lousy little woman. :(

*remembers that scene in Return of the King where Eowyn totally conquers evil*

Yay! I'm a woman!

O.o

Michael said...

I think all successful relationships require self sacrifice. The most successful relationship still strong in secular society is between children and parent. The self sacrifice here is natural. One transformation that takes place in a christian believers live is the core of selfishness is replaced by one of love and self sacrifice. Thus christians should and can have the strongest and most healthy relationships. Just as God intented in to be. I can testify that this is true in my life and the folks in the church I am part of.
"Ro 12:10 -Love one another warmly as Christians, and be eager to show respect for one another." Good News Translation