Just in time for Valentine’s Day, today might be a suitable opportunity for a mirthful peek at marriage.
First, I have to admit that I didn’t start this story. In fact, I’m not sure where it began, as it’s been passed around a bit. (If you know the original source, please comment to let me know, so I can properly credit the source.)
Here’s a loose paraphrase, but you’ll get the perks.
Apparently, a husband and his wife (Let’s call them Greg and Gertie.) were bickering about daily details. Imagine that.
Greg rolled over in bed and tapped Gertie with one toe.
“C’mon, it’s your turn,” he said.
“Nope. You gotta do it,” Gertie replied.
“You’re the wife. You do all the cooking anyway,” Greg remarked. (Not a solid move, buddy.)
“Uh, no,” Gertie said with a groan. “Hey, the Bible even says the guy should make the coffee.”
Gertie propped herself up on one elbow and reached for her Holy Bible on the nightstand. She opened the well-worn volume and flipped the pages deep into the New Testament before passing it to her husband.
“Look, Hebrews!” the wise woman exclaimed.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.”
(Hebrews 10:24, ESV)
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Here’s to domestic tranquility … and good coffee.
by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Coffee and Doughnut
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