Adultery

by Bo Sanchez

ADULTERY happens when you start looking for what you
don't have.

"Bo, this girl in my office is a real looker," many a
husband will say. "But it's not her Wynona Rider
features that got me. I'm head over heels with her
because she's also understanding, intelligent,
tender--so many things that my wife is not."

Sure.

Guys, trust me on this. Somewhere along the way,
you'll find a woman who will be more charming. More
alluring. More thoughtful. Richer. Be a better
cook. Have greater sex appeal. Be a more efficient
housekeeper. And you will find a woman who will need
you and pursue you and go loco over you more than your
wife ever did. Because no wife is perfect. Because a
wife will only have 90% of what you're looking for. So
adultery takes place when a husband looks for the
missing 10%.

Let's say your wife is melancholic by nature. You may
find yourself drawn to the pretty clerk who has a
cherry laugh no matter what she says: "I broke my arm
yesterday, Hahahaha..." Or because your wife is a
homebody in slippers and pajamas, smelling of garlic
and fish oil, you may fall for a fresh-smelling
young sales representative that visits your office in
a sharp black blazer, high heels, and a red pencil-cut
skirt. Or because your wife is the quiet type (a rare
find), your heart may skip a beat when you meet an old
college flame who has the makings of a talk show host
like Oprah.

But wait! That's only 10% of what you don't have.

Don't throw away the 90% that you already have!

That's not all. Add to your wife's 90% the 1000% that
represents all the years that you have been with each
other. The storms you have weathered together.
The unforgettable moments of sadness and joy as a
couple. The many adjustments you have made to love the
other. The wealth of memories that you've accumulated
as lovers.

Adultery happens when you start looking for what you
don't have. But faithfulness happens when you start
thanking God for what you already have.

But I'm not just talking about marriage. *I'm talking
about life!*

About your jobs. About your friends. About your
children. About your prayer
groups. About your lifestyles.

Are you like the economy airline passenger that
perennially peeks through the door of the first class
cabin, obsessed with what he's missing? "They
have got more leg room! Oh my, their food is served in
porcelain! Wow, their seats recline at an 80% angle
and they've got personal videos!" I guarantee you'll
be miserable for the entire trip!

Don't live your life like that. Forget about what the
world says is first class.
(Do you know that there are many first class
passengers who are miserable in first class -- because
they're not riding in a private Lear Jet?)

My main message: If you start thanking God for what
you have right now,
wherever you are... is first class!

You have wealth under your nose. Thank Him.

*Let's pray to God that we be blessed with a grateful
heart and thankful
attitude all the time.*
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