What does it mean to be romantic? What is romanticism?
The Portuguese dictionary tells us that a romantic person is someone who relates to their spouse and beloved one in a fanciful way, which allows for a history of daydreams, dreams and idealizations to be created.
We are not talking about the sexual and erotic fantasies that we see these days, much less about the ordinary way people live their sexual life.
The unromantic sex life becomes only animalistic, in which a man and a woman relate to each other without dreams or ideals, and why not say, even without creativity or intelligence without infringing the principles of God.
Our life here on earth is a story. We live festive, joyful days, but also the sad ones, in grief and loss. And when we gather them all we form a great story which we tell our children, grandchildren and which will be remembered in our generations.
Therefore, I cannot forget that my life is a story that is complete with my family and that should be cultivated with dreams and ideals, good habits and “crazy deeds” that are not that crazy. All these things become part of our lives and when our grandchildren hear it they will laugh and be proud of us.
And in this story we play different roles: the lover, boyfriend, father, mother and even children. Unfortunately, today’s generation does not care about the story that will leave, the one they will tell their children and grandchildren. Maybe the story they will tell is about how much they drank, how many times they got drunk, went out and had sex with several people and got pregnant, how they became ridiculous. I’m sure serious and sane people who desire to live a life with good stories will be living away from these things ;
I want to be remembered as someone who dated the mother of my children honorably, as a good father and a good husband. That is how all of us have to be remembered.
That is why we ought to write a good and romantic story, full of dreams, achievements, ideals, ‘crazy’ things that will make people laugh, but also stories that will encourage others to live a neat, honest, just and faithful life as it comes to the family.
To be continued,
All the best and may God bless you, your family, your dreams and ideals in a rich and abundant way.
Marcos Paiva, Pastor at the Nova Vida Church, Niteroi, gastroenterologist