Text: Mark 10:2-16
Consider a valued relationship in your life – a marriage, civil union, partnership, friendship or affair. Ponder those times when you have thought about ending, leaving or simply walking away from the other—when you have had it, or whatever “it” was was slipping away, or you were simply pulled toward another. How would you describe what was at the heart of your discontent, restlessness, urge to leave? What did that (or those) unsettling times reveal to you about your spouse, partner, lover, companion or friend? About you? In hindsight what was it about yourself that you hoped to leave behind, say goodbye to or even escape? How did such a time of painful reflection reveal something to you about your own self that could not be divorced? What do you now know as a result of the struggle about how two people can become one flesh in a way that abides to the end?
– Bill Dols (firstname.lastname@example.org)