First, it is the longest hatred of all time, dating back at least 2,300 years (and even longer if the book of Esther is included). ” Today, Anti-Semitism is at its highest levels since immediately before the Holocaust, equaling, in fact, those pre-Holocaust levels. These words penned twenty-five centuries ago, still ring true in the hearts of many anti-Semites today: “There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples . whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey [international] laws; it is not in [our] best interest to tolerate them” (Esther 3:8, with slight modifications made to make this more contemporary).
Essentially, you’re trying to date yourself, with a penis. Add those all up, and you have a man who is really hard to land for a successful forty-year relationship. He wants a woman who is nurturing and thoughtful and supportive and patient and fun and playful and sexy.
That kind of thinking is a huge blind spot for many women. The only way to land a man like that is to give him what he can’t get anywhere else. This doesn’t mean that he is turned off or intimidated by your intelligence or ambition, but it’s merely a bonus.
" "We're choosing to love him," her mother explained, "because love is a choice." There's no better wisdom Susan's mother could have imparted to her before marriage.
"Mom," she said hesitantly, "I really appreciate your feelings, but, in all honesty, how can you say you love someone you've never met?
Over and over, you plug away, trying to make things work, even though it should be readily apparent by now: there’s not necessarily something wrong with YOU, nor is every man in your life fatally flawed. Two great ingredients don’t necessarily taste good together. So what we’re here to do is try to reduce this to a simple science, finding a man who’s not just a great guy, but finding a man who’s a great fit for your life.
That may sound a little cold and cerebral to you, but I hate to tell you, following your heart has caused pretty much all of your relationship troubles.My challenge was simple: I have a supernatural, biblical explanation for the phenomenon of anti-Semitism, one which even includes the devil himself—not the most popular theory on a university campus! ” After each lecture, I listened carefully to proposal after proposal, and despite the educational background of many of those in the audience, which included students and graduates of these universities, not one proposal could fully explain the “why” of anti-Semitism.In fact, the best theory that anyone offered was that, perhaps, anti-Semitism was due to aliens! I’m actually going to address that shortly.) What then makes anti-Semitism such a unique hatred? What other hatred has endured some twenty-three centuries and survived a genocide of 6,000,000 of its victims in its twenty-third century of existence only to find itself still intact and rich in potential for many years of life?He preaches that the Gospel announces salvation for all peoples whether they are Jews or Gentiles.Then he offers reflections on our justification to God.He did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him? For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Commentary This reading concludes a long opening section in Paul’s letter to the Christian community living in Rome.