Responsibilities “unending, fearful, and joyful.”

“The sexuality of community life, whatever its inevitable vagaries, is centered on marriage, which joins the two living souls as closely as, in this world, they can be joined. . . . From their joining, other living souls come into being, and with them great responsibilities that are unending, fearful and joyful.  The marriage of two lovers joins them to one another, to forebears, to descendants, to the community, to Heaven and earth.  It is the fundamental connection without which nothing holds, and trust is its necessity.”

from the essay “Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community,” Wendell Berry

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