“Peter said to him, ‘Master, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.’ Jesus answered, ‘Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.’” (JN 13: 37-38)
This is our human nature. People are sometimes like St. Peter—they love, they are sure that they will do everything because of their love, and several years later divorce (sometimes because finally they found the true love, and again…). St. Peter came back because he kept rituals; he went fishing like he was used to and was courageous enough to “jump into the water” to be with Our Lord immediately and reconfirm his love. Keep the rituals with your spouse, and rituals will keep your relationship.
“Hail to you, our King, obedient to the Father; you were led to your crucifixion like a gentle lamb to the slaughter.” (Verse before the Gospel)
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