I know a man whose passion is his Alma mater. Its athletic program, primarily football. And its grounds. He spends countless hours every weekend with the upkeep of the grass. Just because he wants to. He believes in it. He wants to see it thrive. He makes sure it is trash free, well watered, well manicured, and taken care of. To keep it looking presentable and inviting for the students and staff. He cannot say, “The grass is greener on the other side.”
Just imagine how awesome our marriages, our relationships could be if we applied that same concept.
How many of us can say we have a passion to keep our relationships “trash free”? How many of us only “water” our own lawns? How many of us spend countless hours each weekend to “take care of” our relationships? How many of us keep a distinct neat “edge” of boundaries around our relationships? How many of us are quick to destroy the “weeds” that so rapidly appear to replace the pure and beautiful love we share?
Let’s all take pride in our own lawns! Let’s all give them the attention they so deserve. Let’s stop calling in others to help maintain our yards. If we’ll preserve our own, we will be that grass that is greener on the other side! Others will look to us as the example.
18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love. Proverbs 5:18-19
Love and laughter,