by Jim Henry

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2 Samuel 11
Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Orlando

Sunday, 02/27/00, 9:15 A.M. Service

The following is from a business book dealing
with women in the workplace entitled "Romantic
Revelations". It includes the following; "My friend
has an infallible rule for spotting a romance in the
office, a rule true and proven over the years,
accurate in direct proportion to how hard the lovers
try to hide. My friend calls it 'The Law of Romantic
Revelation.' It goes like this: If you think they're
doing it, they're doing it!"

Sounds silly but it's nearly perfect, if you
have any power of observation at all. If, for
instance, a very solid citizen--say a 45-year-old
man--stops getting a hair cut every other week and as
the hair begins to hide his ears and collar you notice
the gray hairs are gone. Or he shows up in an Italian
blazer with notched lapels. Watch out, the next thing
you know he's collecting original art prints. Then,
one day you're in a meeting on personnel policy and
find that he's become a feminist since the last
meeting or you notice in the corner of his office a
new Land's End canvas bag for his running shoes and
designer sweats. There's one of those "fit at fifty"
posters on the wall. Keep your eyes open and the
object of his affectations (not affections) will come
into focus and the law of romantic revelation will
unveil its infallibility again.

Now you who work in business offices probably
can identify with this; you have probably seen the Law
of Romantic Revelation take place several times in
your career. But the law of Romantic Revelation not
only takes place at the office but it takes place in a
lot of other places. I was astounded when "Leadership
Magazine," which basically goes to pastors and
church staff members, did a survey of a thous ...

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