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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.”
People today think that the Churches should change their stance on divorce. Unfortunately, marriage today has become a throwaway commodity. People plan divorces almost as soon as they say yes. Marriage is a sacrament, given to us by God and it should be entered into with love, joy and commitment. Many people do not work at marriage, they think it should just happen. It does not. Just as life is a series of struggles and commitment, marriage is the same. What is your attitude on marriage? Do you believe as the world does or as Christ taught?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us to see that marriage is a covenant and a sacrament from you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
The Lord is kind and merciful.