What a movie.
I won't go into much detail out of consideration to those of you who haven't seen it (although you should) but it basically chronicles the deterioration of a relationship. In this case, a married couple, but I think it can be representative of any relationship.
Right now I'm just struggling with my reaction. I liked the movie, of course. Both actors had some of their more outstanding performances, in my opinion. But it makes me wonder. Can relationships really become so distorted and out of focus, or is it just theatrics? The reason I'm having such a hard time is because I believe the former. That as a broken human race, we are not capable of having a perfect relationship. In any context. And seeing it in that movie really breaks my heart.
It's scary and discouraging. At the same time, I realize that the attitude we should take on is not one of fear or demoralization, rather of hope and perseverance. Because although we are incapable of obtaining anything other than imperfect relationships, the Lord can move beyond our imperfections and reconcile those relationships to himself. It's just a matter of putting him in the center of them.
Easier said than done, huh?
That's not something I've mastered. Quite the contrary, if I'm being completely honest. But what does it look like, to have a perfect relationship?
The very essence of who God is gives us the prime example. The Trinity - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Three in one. Three in perfect, untainted and unmarred relationship with one another. If man had not fallen, our relationships would still look just like that.
I suppose that's what we should aim for then. I couldn't tell you really where to start. Sometimes just the resolution is as good a start as any.