Holy Family

Holy Family

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Feast of Pope Saint Martin I

Good morning. In the Gospel this morning Jesus informs us that the truth will set us free. “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The truth certainly is liberating, knowing without a doubt where we are at in any given situation or having trust in someone certainly provides a sense of stability and certainty within a relationship. And when that certainty is shaken up by betrayal it results in a loss of direction and certainty normally felt in the relationship. Betrayal may have many different faces, but no matter if it is sexual, an addiction, lies, withheld truths or something else, all require considerable effort to overcome. No matter what shape or form it comes in betrayal hits at the very foundation of the relationship—trust. It is important to know that no matter how unsettling or how hurtful the situation may be it is possible to work through it. You may feel your marriage will never improve, that it is hopeless, it isn’t. It can get better, but not immediately. Healing from betrayal takes time and commitment. Just as it took time to build that trust that once was there, it takes time and effort by each partner to work at rebuilding the relationship. It begins by putting your trust in God. Happy are those who trust in the Lord. (Psalm 40) Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and works of Pope Saint Martin I.

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