Patricia and I, One forever!


I believe death is not a loss, because as a Christian I believe in eternal life. Both Judaism and Christianity share common resurrection beliefs according to their authoritative Scriptures. While in Judaism resurrection refers to the Jewish individual in particular and to the humanity in general, Christianity is founded upon the resurrection of Jesus Christ through whom and with whom Christians will be risen to the life everlasting to join the Heavenly Company of Saints. The Christian faith is based upon the resurrection of Jesus (Christ died to redeem us from sin). The union between a husband and wife is very different from mere sexual union, because marriage, according to Christianity, is a lifelong bond between two people. God designed a man and a woman to be a “single organism,” like a violin and bow are one instrument, or a lock and key are one mechanism. Two becoming one in marriage involves uniting two whole and separate people into a new, God-designed and God-purposed life. The two shall become one flesh clause expresses the original purpose of marriage: to seal a permanent forever relationship between a husband and wife. Jesus spoke of this union in a conversation with the Pharisees about divorce: “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” Of course, oneness in marriage reaches far beyond the physical level. The original Hebrew word translated as “flesh” refers to much more than a person’s physical or sexual composition. It relates to the whole human existence. The biblical view of “one flesh” communicates a unity that covers every facet of a couple’s joint lives as husband and wife. In marriage, two whole lives unite together as one emotionally, intellectually, financially, spiritually, and in every other way. The “two shall become one” in purpose. They are so close that they function like one person, balancing each other’s strengths and weaknesses so that together they can fulfill their God-given calling. It is not a matter of us, Pat and I, coming together again, it is a matter of having been joined together as One forever. We are still together as God and us. It is just that it is hard when she is all spirit and I am still partly physical body. I don’t yet know how to communicate with Pat soul to soul except through meditation and dreams. I am united with Pat in spirit forever!

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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