Freedom: A Good Thing?
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”
Genesis 2:24 (NIV)
I’ve decided that I’m going to continue ideas over a few posts, because I’m getting tired of these bite sized blog posts.
I didn’t get the chance to write on Friday because school has been destroying me lately, but the hope is that it will be better this week. That is what I’ve been hoping for the past few weeks, anyway.
If you didn’t guess already, today’s post is about the above scripture. It has been quoted at the last two weddings I have been to and is a touching image of the shift in life that is occurring. I like translations that use “cleave to” instead of “be united to” a lot better. However, I’m going to write more about what it does not say, rather than what it does say.
College is seen as a time of transition, and our reality might be more accurately represented as “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother, have a rockin’ time in college, dabble in all manner of things, realize who he really wants to be, and give that up to settle down with a wife.” As we can see in the Hebrew culture and in many modern cultures around the world (think S. America, near and far East), the period of independence and almost complete freedom that we have in college is unique to our society. Next time I will write about how I think our lives as college students are unique because of our condition in school.