|Whatever Happened to an Old-Fashioned Handshake? (standard:humor, 901 words)|
|Author: Godspenman||Added: Jan 11 2015||Views/Reads: 792/548||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|I must confess I do have some old-fashioned biases. I would be the first to admit I’m not up to date on the latest fad or trend.|
Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story what they can get for themselves and they don't care how they get it. A handshake met something in “the day.” In fact, I believe it was more binding than all of the paperwork and signed documents and legalese we have today. It's hard to sue a handshake! What I want to know is simply this. When we replaced the good old-fashioned handshake with all of this legalese stuff, are we better off? Have we simplified everything and covered all of the bases? The answer is a loud no. A man's word used to be his bond and something he would never go back on. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I have lived on that marital philosophy all of our married life. I know in the marriage ceremony there is no “handshake.” But the philosophy of that handshake is right there. When I said “I do,” and she responded by another “I do,” we were shaking hands and saying to everybody around us but particularly to one another, “We do.” I think James shook the right hand when he wrote, “But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation” (James 5:12). I'm all for getting back to the good old days when a handshake was all you needed. Tweet
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