Paris Je T'aimeEphesians chapter 5, especially beginning at the 22nd verse has been popping up in my life lately almost on a daily basis for different reasons. As a result I keep thinking about the short film “Bastille” from an anthology of films called Paris, Je T’aime (Paris, I Love You), which my wife and I saw at an independent theatre several years ago. I find this short film to be a very “French” exposition of what self-sacrificial love might look like for a husband attempting to love his wife “as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her.” Maybe those reports of Jesus having a wife aren’t off base after all…

This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
–Ephesians 5:32