The answer to Why

“The other momentous phrase that Jesus repeated at the Last Supper is the phrase “for you”. In the accounts of Matthew, Mark and Luke — and in Paul’s too (1 Corinthians 11:24ff.) — Jesus says, my body “given for you,””broken for you,” and my blood “poured out for you, ” Anyone who has ever enjoyed lovemaking knows that the thrill comes not just from the physical sensation but from the other person’s desire to be specifically with you, to be naked for you, to delight in you, to pleasure you. You always want to say, “But why me?” And you hope the other says, “Because I love you!” It is the ultimate and very specific I-Thou experience of Martin Buber.” — page 135 Richard Rohr “The Universal Christ”

The answer to “why” in both marriage and life is Love. God is within both and loves you! The best love stories end in death; lovers do not fear death. Death is their final and complete surrender to each other. Lovers instinctively know that Love is forever and is stronger than Death. The answer is always “because I love you!”

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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