Holy Family

Holy Family

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feast of Saint Scholastica

Good morning.  This morning the first reading reminds us of God’s intentions for us where it comes to the sanctity of marriage.  In the second Chapter of Genesis Our Creator provides for man a life-long partner, a woman. We are reminded in today’s first reading of the integrity of the gift of love God has given us in the Sacrament of Marriage and that from that loving gift flows life. Yet, we live in a world that challenges the integrity and sanctity of God’s creation and gift to us.  There is no question that we live in a world turned upside down. Hardly a day goes by anymore when we don’t hear from various fringe sanctions of society and the liberal media that the intrinsically disordered union between two homosexuals ought to be considered par with God’s intention of marriage being between a man and a woman.  Despite the obvious contradiction to natural law there are those who would suggest that homosexual couples be given the right to marriage. The trouble with some folks is that they get confused when it comes to such things as human rights and equality.  They get things such as being equal confused with things being the same, and they get things such as how things ought to be confused with what they want them to be.  In the first reading we are clearly reminded of God’s intention for there being a sexual complementarity and the openness to life as being crucial to His loving gift of marriage.  “This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called ‘woman,’ for out of ‘her man’ this one has been taken. That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame” (Gn 2: 23-25).  Let us remind ourselves today to be grateful for the redemptive gift of the Sacrament of Marriage and pray for the grace to persevere in a world turned upside down.  This coming Sunday has been declared to be World Marriage Day.   Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts and works of Saint Scholastica.

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