Year B- 27th Sunday in ordinary time
2 And the Pharisees coming to him asked him: Is it lawful for a man to repudiate his wife? tempting him.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusThe Pharisees of my time were very educated persons who had deep knowledge of the Holy Scriptures and outdid others with their piety and religiosity. However, the same as with the theologians and bible Christians of these times, they misinterpreted the Holy Scriptures many a time because they leaned much on human reason instead of accepting the Word of God with faith.
God is immutable, equally is His Word. In every human family, there is a parallel with the first human family that God created with His own hands. In the divine plan, man is united to a woman so that they become one special entity, which is strengthened by the blessing of God. God wants his children to proceed from the love of a family, which has been formed in a holy manner.
Unfortunately the human idea is very different to the desire of God. Adultery or forbidden sex outside marriage is the cause of the destruction of the moral principles of these times. Even more perverse is homosexuality. Human beings live their lives searching for pleasure and they despise the divine laws. Devastating consequences of this sexual permissiveness are the destruction of life before being born in the wombs of the mothers, an aversion to marriage, and children who grow without the maternal and paternal love found in perfect homes.
The man and the woman of these times donít want to assume the matrimonial responsibility that involves fidelity until death. The future husband and wife must elect carefully their partners; they must not do it just for the physical attraction, but in response to the love of God who wanted man to have a companion for life. Many marriages break up because they donít accept the matrimonial covenant that is made before God for life. A man and a woman get together to become one single flesh, a new fountain of life that will generate children for God.
I hate divorce (Malachi 2:16.) In the same way as spouses betray one another, I am betrayed by all those who abandon me for the pleasures of the world, adulterating our relationship in that manner.
The first matrimonial event occurred in Paradise; there it received the blessing of my Father for all times. When I began my ministry among men, I performed my first miracle at the Wedding of Cana, in order to sanctify again the Sacrament of Matrimony. After final judgment, there will be the wedding of the Lamb with His Church, (Apocalypse 22:9) This union between God and his people will be eternal and faithful, just as God expects from the union between a man and a woman.
Let the little children come to me, do not stop them in the womb. Those who welcome a little child as my gift, welcome the Kingdom of Heaven.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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