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Smoke And Running Water

 

A couple of years ago, Ben Affleck won an Oscar for his work in “Argo.” In a rapid-fire speech, he thanked a long list of people, concluding with these words to his wife, Jennifer Garner (another fine actor in her own right): “Thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases now. It’s work, but it’s the best work there is, and there’s no one else I’d rather work with.”

The media hopped on that statement. Conjecture flew around cyberspace as to how long their marriage had been “on the rocks,” and how much longer it might last. When Jennifer was asked her feelings about what he said, she didn’t mind it in the least. She said that what they had was real, and since no one is perfect, marriage is work.

I don’t know where Ben and Jennifer are when it comes to their spiritual journey and Jesus. But I do know this. They didn’t say what they said because they didn’t understand true love. They said it because they did.

To many in our world, it feels wrong that we have to “work” at love and relationships. So why do we have to “work” at love and relationships, be they friendship, family, or marriage? Better yet, how do we?

We’ll explore it this weekend in our “Anti-Fragile Love” series. I look forward to sharing “Smoke and Running Water” with you.

Bring your Bible, a guest, and an open heart!

See You This Weekend!

Grace and Peace,

Chris

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