Holy Family

Holy Family

Friday, February 25, 2011

Feast of Saint Walburga

Good morning. “Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” (Mk 10:9) It is what it is folks. There really hasn’t been much change, then as now people still want that exception to the rule. Today’s Gospel makes it clear that from the beginning marriage was intended to be forever. The decision to divorce or remain together to work things out is a critical decision. Divorce is a decision that will impact one’s remaining days. Where children are involved, much as marriage is meant to be, divorce is forever and it will have in the majority of cases a lasting and devastating impact on everyone involved. Unfortunately the thinking is that the way to deal with things should they get uncomfortable or irritating is to discard it, just throw it away. Like a car, is it worth repairing? Well, a good mechanic can get it running like new again. So too for one’s marriage, a good marriage counselor is always ready and available to help guide you to get your marriage back to running order. But marriage counselor or not the crux of the matter rests with our commitment towards making it work and our relationship with God in our marriage. Today’s first reading, the words from the Sixth Chapter of Sirach offer some sound advice: “A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his worth. A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy, such as he who fears God finds; for he who fears God behaves accordingly, and his friend will be like himself.” (Sir 6:15-17) If we truly cherish our marriage it becomes our number one priority over everything else in our life and if God is a principle part of our life it will guide our marriage along the right path. We need to ask ourselves what we are doing today toward making both God and our marriage the number one priority in our life. Make a great day!

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

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