Holy Family

Holy Family

Friday, January 13, 2012

Feast of Saint Hilary of Poitiers

Good morning. Sometimes it just takes one to tango. We too often think it takes both partners in a marriage to make things better, but often the intentions or actions of one can make things better for both, and it all begins with desire. If our desire is for things to be better our actions will likely reflect our desire. But for our desire most of the good things that happen wouldn’t occur. If we desire a better marriage, then we will do what needs to be done to make it better. If however we are okay with where things are at we are not likely to take the action necessary to make things better. Just as in today’s Gospel the desire of those who brought the paralytic person to Jesus was what made the difference. It was their faith that moved Jesus to make the paralytic walk. And, just as in the Gospel, it doesn’t take any major changes to make things better. It doesn’t require any big changes to improve our marriage. It takes just a few minutes doing positive things for one another, and it all begins with desire. We need to just take a moment each morning to show our love in some small way and that small act will set the tone for the day. Begin each day by inquiring about each others plans and end each day asking how the other’s plans went. Do a small act of kindness each day. That small act of kindness each day will blossom into a richer and more rewarding life together. Our Saint for today, Hilary of Poitiers, is an example of the importance of small acts of kindness and its rewards for our lives. Improving our marriage doesn’t require any expensive weekend marital seminars, or costly trips to the marriage guru. No, all it takes is desire and a few minutes connecting with each other each morning and an act of kindness. Yet, why stop there? Why not take it one step further with an act of kindness for someone other than our spouse, perhaps a complete stranger and watch the goodness grow. Make a great day!

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

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this uplifting post! You've inspired me to do something kind and unexpected for my spouse today!