“Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, 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. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.” (MT 19: 4-6)
It is not only about divorce; it is also for those who think that marriage is only for living on earth and that for heaven we need different things like prayer or to live more spiritual lives because marriage is too earthly. Thinking this way we will separate marriage from God’s plan for us. “What God has joined together, man must not separate”–separate from spirituality, from active relationship with God, or from evangelical counsels, which we can practice inside the marriage.
“Receive the word of God, not as the word of men, but, as it truly is, the word of God.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak