The relationship between a Master and slave is often a misunderstood one. The trust and respect between the two goes so deep that most people cannot even begin to comprehend, resulting in a bond that pushes the boundaries of comradeship, friendship, and loyalty. There is the understanding however, that in some cases, disobedience will be met with appropriate punishment, hopefully coupled with an open communication on the part of BOTH Master and slave. Without an open dialogue between the two, and knowing what the other's wants, values, and limits are, the relationship between the slave and their Master is doomed to be a failure. It is one which will have anguish and anger, as is the case in any other partnership. Just as much as a deep, and romantic love between any type of coupling, the relationship between a Master and slave requires love, understanding, dedication, caring, and kinship. This is the truest example of yin and yang there is... without one that fits perfectly, the other cannot exist to it's fullest potential. It is truly the embodiment of the symbiotic relationship.
While trying to outline my views on what makes a good slave, I found myself repeatedly returning to what makes the relationship between a Master and slave a special one, and what goes into it. I decided to post my thoughts on this as well.
Thank you, pet. I'm glad you like it. I'm not much of a writer, but this is something that needed to be put out there. Too many Masters don't understand the responsibilities they have when in the position they're in.
That was a very good bit of writing concerning the Master/Slave relationship. The other two pieces you wrote about the role of a true Master and that of the slaves reminded me of how true worship of the Lord Jesus Christ should be: we in the slave role, totally trusting in Him, who is the Perfect and true Master.
Thank you, I really appreciate that. Regarding the other two pieces, I never thought about that comparison. I'm going to have to go back and look for the similarities. Thanks for commenting and pointing that out!