Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Be Benevolent to Each Other

In Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Bill, or is it Ted, advises the people of the future to:
Be Excellent! ... to each other.
That thought, by itself should be sufficient a posting. But wait, there is more.

In 1 Corinthians 7:3, Paul advises the saints in Corinth:
3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
What, then, is benevolence?
One definition is: The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote their happiness.In other words, a desire to do nice things to make other people happy. It is the ability to find joy in making other people happy. It is the very opposite of "what's in it for me?"

Benevolence, then, is what romance is all about. By doing acts of benevolence for your sweetie and by recognizing and appreciating benevolence when directed at you, you will discover the very heart and soul of romance. Indeed, the very key to keeping the fire going and the honeymoon alive. Amazing how things haven't really changed in 2,000 years.

Be Benevolent! ... to each other.
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