I know that this is a blog dedicated to my Catholic Christian path and while I want to try and dissolve negative stereotypes of who Christians are and why Catholics do the things they do I also live in this world and am subject to the materialistic views of many of Earths inhabitants. This is why I’m a hypocrite, a sinner and an all around bad person. I’m not anywhere near to “WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)”… because I’m incapable of being anywhere near one percent successful.
But I can feel myself changing.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Christian music lately. I used to hate to listen to it. Now it lifts me up and is a welcome way for me to praise God and “have fun” doing it. Unfortunately, it does wear on me eventually and I have to listen to music that may make me feel sexy (and I know it) or want to “evacuate the dance floor”. I have a penchant for good sounding music and this particular song is no exception:
My apologies for the curse word at the beginning of the song. Just ignore it for the sake of this post 🙂
While Bruno Mars had a decidedly unreligious frame of mind when singing this song, I can take it all in completely the opposite approach. This song can be about a mans love for his wife and the strength that binds them is their efforts in putting God first and everything else will follow suit.
Putting God first never really appealed to me in my marriage (and everywhere else) until I started doing it and then I made myself wonder why it took so long. Spiritual, physical and emotional needs are all fulfilled when placing God first. His reward to me for my efforts is plain and simple: My wife is my treasure.
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar – Proverbs 31:10-15
While my wife is certainly not my only treasure, she is the treasure from which I “cash in” the most. She is there for me when I need her and by the grace of God always says and does the right thing.
As a man, the way I love my wife should exemplify the way God loves His church. When I’m married to a woman like my wife, she makes it extremely easy to do so.
She is my treasure and for that I thank God every day.