Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022417.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.”
Not much changes in the course of history. Moses gave into the pressure of his people to change God’s law. Many today are pressuring the Church to do the same. The sad part is that many of them, like Moses, have given in. But the Catholic Church believes the word of God to be true and unchangeable. Do you think you can change God’s laws? It is not a good idea, evidence the fractures in many churches today. What is your stance?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray I may never give in to the pressure of the people who no longer believe in God’s law. I hold strong to your truth, my Lord, the only truth that matters. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.