My favorite cookbook is “More-with-Less,” written by Doris Janzen Longacre. I can’t imagine any book having a more perfect recipe for buttermilk waffles.
Today, though, I’m imagining another book that I might also love. I can picture the cover, “Say-More-with-Less.”
It would be a cookbook of sorts on how to get a better tasting life with fewer fancy ingredients.
It would be a user-friendly book written for singles or married couples, and might also be helpful for people who want to date with more meaning.
“Say-More-with-Less” could, for instance, help couples think through how to mean more while doing less. It could talk about things like how the physical gesture of walking through the park while holding your lover’s hand can be made just as meaningful as a get-away to Tahiti.
Subtle but true gestures of love can be infused with meaning. When simple things are made to communicate so much then just think about what full-blown gestures like sexual union can mean. Sex, in marriage, should mean everything. The Bible tells us that is exactly what God intends. He wants sex in marriage to communicate this in the most exclusive way possible: “I love you so much I would marry you all over again.”
Sex is a way God intends married couples to invoke and re-invoke His presence, a gift to hold each other accountable in a one flesh bond.
“Say-More-with-Less” may not yet be a book in print, but the idea can be written onto our lives. We live in a world moved by Madison Avenue. It would persuade us to crave its book, “Say-More-with-More.”
As Christians we might better ponder the superior benefits of a godly life where we can buy the true wisdom of “Say-More-with-Less.”
Now that’s something to celebrate!