Holy Family

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin

Good morning. In reading the scriptures for today I found two very pertinent messages for all married couples. The first from the Gospel of Matthew talks about praying without regard for who witnesses our praying, this message when in considered with our marital relationship suggest to me that we need give less consideration for whether or not anyone is witness, including our spouse, to our acts of kindness. The other point from the first reading for today’s Mass, is a reading from 2 Corinthians 9: 6. It starts out saying, “Brothers and sisters, consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” When applied to the Sacrament of Marriage it makes for some very sound advice. Essentially when applying this reading to our lives as married folks one clear message we all can benefit from is that we will without a doubt get back what we are willing to put into our marriage. Keep in mind that marriage is not for the weak of heart, it requires a great deal of work and commitment, but this I promise you we only get back what we put into it. As a marriage counselor, and as a husband of 30 years, one thing I recommend and engage in myself each morning is the consideration of what can be done each day for my marriage, those things, whatever they might be, will help to sustain and enrich our marriage—even better still if done in the spirit of today’s Gospel. What can you do today for your marriage? Make a great day!

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

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