Friday, June 13, 2008

Don't forget to check out Fr. James's Daily Blog

"Today’s Gospel passage allows us to consider the sacrament of marriage. However, I would like to reflect on the sacrament of marriage by looking at its relationship to the charism of celibacy for the kingdom of God.

We love in two ways: either through married love or through celibate love. Let us first consider married love.

For all called to the vocation of holy matrimony, God, in his infinite wisdom chooses a spouse for each person called to marriage. Marriage is one of the seven sacraments. A man and a woman give of themselves by pronouncing a vow to love each other totally and unconditionally until the end of their lives here on earth. As we see in today’s Gospel passage, the indissolubility of marriage is an essential part of Christian marriage..." (Go over to my right hand column, scroll down and click on Fr. James's photo to get to his Daily Blog. It is clearly marked.)

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