Thursday, October 11, 2012


I heard an interesting definition of submission today.  Apparently when soldiers joined the Roman armies, they were said to submit to their leaders.  If the leader said go take that hill, they took that hill.  In one place in the bible (Ephesians 5:22) apparently the Greek has been mistranslated it actually says "Husbands submit to your wives", instead of "wives submit to your husbands.".  The explanation was that husbands should so whatever they need to to submit to the love for their wives even if it costs them an arm or a leg or an eye.  Ephesians 5:21 says submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.  I kind of like that.  If a couple says I will submit to the love I have for you, despite the cost.  I will submit to you.

The idea of submission takes on a whole different angle.  What does the other one need from me?  Out of love I will do anything to give you what you need, despite the cost.  I will give you my respect; I will give you my obedience; I will give you my feelings; I will give you my vulnerability; I will give you my deepest secrets; I will give you me. Not the carefully edited version for public consumption, me, but the truly, deeply,