What God has joined together

August 14, 2015 6:00 am

“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 providential that on the feast of St. Maxymilian Kolbe today’s Gospel mentions our responsibility to protect marriage: “what God has joined together, man must not separate.” There was no other reason that St. Maximilian offered his life to protect another prisoner’s life but that he was married and was so afraid for how his wife would survive without his help and presence. We also can, like St. Maximilian, protect marriage unity. Maybe at this time we can do itin a less radical way, but still giving our lives and our abilities to support families and to serve them with our Love and Life Programs. Marriage was created not by us, but by God Himself, and protecting marriage is like protecting God’s authority over 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