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Sport Fishing

Dating is so much like sport fishing.

Attaching the bait to the hook to attract the desired fish; attaching the catches to a stringer in water to keep the fish alive and kicking to be let go if a better prize is snagged and reeled in.

Releasing the unwanted; shaking them gently in the water to liven them for the swim away and to another waiting angler at another time.

"The hook doesnít hurt them. They donít feel a thing." But there is blood, and a scar. And there is little time for healing before attempting to feed once more ó the stealthy hook having denied the meager meal.

And so they search on for food, unwittingly offering themselves as a meal to the next fisher who may or may not have thrown in their line with them in mind.

Genesis 1:28 (MSG) 28God blessed them: "Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth."


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