Greater than the sum of the parts
The two shall become one flesh. This allows what was previously separate to be greater than the sum of its parts. So the two are not just “one flesh,” they are something greater—they are a single unity that encompasses two separate people.
This is what makes love such a beautiful concept and experience. It is through love that the act of giving is the reward itself; and the love received is the icing on the cake. Furthermore, love allows for one’s weaknesses to be compensated for by the strengths of the other, and it allows both people to become better versions of themselves.
Thus, if a relationship is more like a shackle that prevents us from being who we are meant to be, we should ask ourselves: is that relationship anchored on love? Or is it just two incompatible parts weighing each other down?
Matthew 19:3-12. The two shall become one flesh
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 224: AUGUST 12, 2022]