Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022814.cfm
Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them. The Pharisees approached him and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” They were testing him. He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” They replied, “Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her.” But Jesus told them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Do you believe what Jesus says here? Do you believe Him or the world? The world is trying to change this, the world wants us to throw this away and do what Moses did for the early Israelites write a human law to replace God’s law. We need to listen to Jesus not the world. The world will lead to sin for those who ignore the will of God. Which will you choose?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always listen to your word, follow your commands and not allow the world to set my standards. In Jesus’ name, Amen
The Lord is kind and merciful.