This is a great mystery 

October 25, 2016 6:00 am


“For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church. In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect her husband. (EPH 5: 31-33)

St. Paul sees Christian marriage as a divine institution, which takes on a new meaning symbolic of the intimate relationship of love between Christ and the church. From that viewpoint love between husband and wife shows much more than only a relationship between them. “This is a great mystery.” When a wife is loved and a husband respected, we can expect a lot benefits for the whole Church.

“Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.” (Gospel Acclamation) 


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak