In marriage we are called to love one another through honoring Christ in each other. We live in a world of secular lies and deception which would have us see one another as objects and this secular world encourages us to treat one another in this way. We need to remind ourselves to see the sacred in one another and lovingly challenge one another to be true to who we are with encouragement, openness, truthfulness, and forgiveness. It is easy to forget our own sinfulness and ignore the gifts God has given to others. Our Saint whose life we honor today had a healthy awareness of his own sinfulness and spent his life helping others in recognizing the sacredness in their selves. May Saint Giles Mary-of-Saint-Joseph intercede for all married couples for the help we need in recognizing God’s presence in our partner. What a difference it would be if we responded to each other as if the other were Christ. May each of us have the grace needed to assist each other in recognizing and embracing our own sacredness. May we better recognize the Thee in you and me. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and works of Saint Giles Mary-of-Saint-Joseph.