1662 Book of Common Prayer said:Look mercifully upon these thy servants, that both this man may love his wife, according to thy Word, as Christ did love his spouse the Church, who gave himself for it, loving and cherishing it even as his own flesh; and also that this woman may be loving and amiable, faithful and obedient to her husband; and in all quietness, sobriety, and peace, be a follower of holy and godly matrons. O Lord, bless them both, and grant them to inherit thy everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
CynicalContrarian said:Amusing how times change, technology advances.
Yet whether it is Socrates bemoaning the giving of democracy to the foolish, or otherwise basic human nature.
Thousands of years later, some things remain the same :
Proverbs 20:14 - 'The customer always complains that the price is too high, but then he goes off & boasts about the bargain he got.'
Proverbs 20:21 - 'The more easily you get your wealth, the less good it will do you.'
Proverbs 21: 9 - 'Better to live on the roof than share the house with a nagging wife.'
Leonard D Neubache said:My main inner conflict these days stems from not knowing whether it's God's will that this earth be a mess or whether any of us should take the time to attempt to "correct" it.
If the latter, then to what extent? I know I'm responsible for me and my family, and to an extent my community, but what about my peoples or my nation (a transient concept, but bear with it).
Should I be a vocal/physical resistor against the grabblers and their influence or should I simply relinquish this world to the devil?