After all it was King Solomon, the wisest of men who wrote the following in Proverbs:
So I could not help but shed light on the last of these which I too find perplexing. If I may borrow a page from another writer, for example:
- A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he wants. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't want.
Why should I bother trying to understand? Sigmund Freud writes: "Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer... the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want?"
Tonight’s celebrated poet writes of a certain beauty that captivated his heart.
O, once I lov'd a bonnie lass,
It is no secret that Burns was quite taken by members of the fairer sex and they were often the inspiration for his poetry. Lassies were a source of awe and puzzlement, possessing qualities and emotions that as men we are conscious of but rarely convey; beauty, gentleness, and love. George Sand said “Where love is absent, there can be no woman”. And Anon said “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers".
It is written in the word: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
So I resign in my effort to understand why a man woos a woman and acknowledge that this is and will probably remain a mystery while we are on this earth. However, let us come to the heart and conclusion of this matter that as we entreat the ladies in our lives we fulfill perhaps the main goal of the Jonathan House…we become more like Christ.
So Gentlemen! Charge your glasses, and join me in a toast to the lassies!
To the Lassies!