Holy Family

Holy Family

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Feast of Saint Daria and Saint Chrysanthus

Good morning. In the Gospel for today Jesus instructs us to live our lives in a way that like the yeast in the flour we transform the world about us. Just as a tiny bit of yeast unsettles the dough, our lives are to do likewise with those about us. We should live lives that unsettle the lives around us. People about us should see in us, in our married life, example of the lives they should be living. We are all called to holiness, and as married couples we should be about bringing people to a better understanding of Christ and how Christ should be present in their marriage. Our marriage should be Christ centered and serve as yeast in the lives of other couples. So many couples build their marriages on material things, on possessions and success, and when the charm of these things passes away or things happen to disrupt the ‘good life’ the marriage crumbles. Pope Benedict XVI offers some thoughts to consider regarding the direction of our lives: “We must change our idea that matter, solid things, things we can touch, are the more solid, the more certain reality. At the end of the Sermon on the Mount the Lord speaks to us about the two possible foundations for building the house of one’s life: sand and rock. The one who builds on sand builds only on visible and tangible things, on success, on career, on money. Apparently these are the true realities. But all this one day will pass away… And thus all things, which seem to be the true realities we can count on, are only realities of a secondary order. The one who builds his life on these realities, on matter, on success, on appearances, builds upon sand. Only the Word of God is the foundation of all reality, it is as stable as the heavens and more than the heavens, it is reality.” Is your marriage real? Make a great day!

Today we recall the lives of Saint Daria and Saint Chrysanthus, a married couple whose lives made a difference.

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