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We Need To Keep Dancing

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“To pursue being naked, you have to believe that this person is worth getting to know for the rest of your lives. Being naked is peeling back the layers, conversation after conversation, experience after experience, year after year. It’s rooted in a belief that the soul has infinite depth and you’ll never get to the bottom of it.

Our understanding of what it means to be naked reflects what we believe about the human soul. Is it infinite? Or can you get to the end of a person?

The failure to understand the infinite depth of the human soul is often why people who are married have affairs? They stop exploring the person they married. They find somebody who appears more interesting.

Another couple I’ve known for a while just told me that they have been taking dancing lessons. They’ve been married well over thirty-five years, and they’ve just taken up a hobby together that’s new to both of them. It’s so simple, taking up a hobby together, and yet it’s so profound.

We need to keep dancing, don’t we? Because we intuitively know that is they keep dancing, the world will be better for all of us. We see God in their echad. We desperately need more Johnny and Junes.”

By Rob Bell in Sex God 

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Written by Ryan

February 25, 2008 at 4:16 pm

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