No One Can Divide What God Has United
No one can divide what God has united
GOD LOVES US ALL
Jesus loves us all and for our sins He laid down his life. Love comes with great sacrifice, perseverance, faithfulness and trust. That same love is required of all of us today especially those who are in the marital vocation. Jesus says ‘’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…’’
Becoming one flesh demands lots of sacrifices, perseverance, faithfulness and trust-there will be times when the wine will run out and the glass is empty. On such days life seems empty and dry and the flowers seem to fade away. There is no vibrancy or vitality but romance and redundancy. Nothing is growing or fermenting within husband or wife .The bouquet of life is absent and you are living less than fully alive.
EVERY MARRIAGE HAS A STORY TO TELL
We all know for sure that each marriage has a story to tell of how the wine ran out; some will speak about their search for love and acceptance. Some will demand trust, confidence and quality time. Some will describe their thirst for meaning and purpose. These kinds of tensions do occur but it is our prayer life, enduring faithfulness,authentic forgiveness and steadfast sacrifices that can make us soar through and above man’s judgement and traditions so as to reflect the love of God that fosters enduring unity in marriage.
CHRiST AND HIS CHURCH
Christ Jesus is joined unto his people in marriage-union. In love he espoused his Church as a chaste virgin, long before she fell under the yoke of bondage. Full of burning affection he toiled, like Jacob for Rachel, until the whole of her purchase-money had been paid, and now, having sought her by his Spirit, and brought her to know and love him, he awaits the glorious hour when their mutual bliss shall be consummated at the marriage-supper of the Lamb.
LET US PRAY
May Jesus the Bridegroom transform our inner life, our way of being, and the circumstances outside us. May we learn to love than to hate, to care than to criticize, to be fair than to judge. May Christ transforms our lives, turning water into wine through the initiative and intercession of Mary. That which was colorless be made vibrant red. That which had no taste now tingles the tongue. That which had no fragrance now has a full bouquet. That which had no life start fermenting, active, and alive. Amen.