Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Today's Mass Readings


Our Gospel today looks at divorce and how the Pharisees saw divorce as permitted by Moses. After being questioned about divorce, Christ states, “What God has joined together, no human being must separate. (Mk10:9)” We as a culture have lost what marriage actually means. We have lost that idea of the total gift of self. We have, as a society, become so focused on individualism that we have started thinking of relationships as a type of business contract. Because of this, our image of marriage has been shattered.

The Lord has called us today to remember the true meaning of marriage. Christ even calls back to Genesis, where it is 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. (Gen 2:24)” So, today, reflect on this type of unity and pray for upholding the sanctity of marriage.

Reflection by Ryan, seminarian

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