“Are you asking me to stop being a human being?”

I was seeing someone off at the airport like eight years ago. Then I met one guy who got married like a month ago. So, I asked him about his honeymoon and how marriage had been treating him so far.

While he was telling me about his wife and all, one gorgeous woman came down the escalator we were standing next to. I looked at her and she was pretty. Of course, he stopped talking and gave her a long look. Then I waited until he was done staring; but I was standing there wishing he wouldn’t turn to follow her after she passed us.

Well, he did. He completely forgot that I was standing there. Since he stared at her for a long time (which seemed like an eternity for me), I wanted to wake him up. So, I said, “So, how does that work with your marriage?”

He laughed hysterically remembering that I was standing there witnessing everything unfolding before my eyes.

He said, “I didn’t say, ‘I died a month ago’; rather I said, ‘I got married.’ I’m still a human being. Give me a break. Are you asking me to stop being a human being?”

I said, “Not at all! I’m not asking you to stop being a human being but I’m asking you to stop being anything else than an honorable human being who is married to a beautiful girl.”


“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5

The above Bible verse is not written to aliens or animals but to human beings who belong to Jesus Christ, human beings who are filled in the Spirit and grace of God in Christ Jesus. ///