Friday 25 May 2018
SS Bede The Venerable, Gregory VII, Mary Magdalene De Pazzi. Day of Penance.
James 5:9-12. Psalm 102(103):1-4, 8-9, 11-12. Mark 10:1-12.
The Lord is kind and merciful—Psalm 102(103):1-4, 8-9, 11-12.
In the eyes of Jesus, marriage is about enduring love.
Jesus’ approach to marriage as the enduring love of a man and a woman reflects what his whole preaching was about. All his efforts were directed to explaining to his disciples and his listeners that his God and theirs, above all else, was about them knowing and understanding that this was the God of enduring love.
In our day and age, the breakdown of this union happens more often than many would like. These breakdowns are often the cause of much grief and anguish, not only for the parties, their families and their friends but also for society at large.
Lord, we pray for the grace that all touched by such breakdowns may look to the enduring love of God to help them.