Holy Family

Holy Family

Friday, March 2, 2012

Feast of Saint Agnes of Prague

In marriage unlike the other sacraments we are the ministers of the sacrament to one another, and that ministry to one another should not stop at the church doors, it should continue throughout our sacramental life as a married couple. We should always make an effort to help each other recognize, celebrate, and become the person God intended us to be. We should never allow our own selfishness or stubbornness get in the way of seizing every opportunity to lift each other up emotionally and spiritually.

In all marriages there are rough times, and there will be arguments, it is a natural part of any relationship. In fact, we tend to get most passionate about and with those we most care. Fortunately in most disagreements one or the other partner’s hearts will usually soften and we each come to appreciate our own selfish contribution to the disagreement. We should never allow our quarrels to go unresolved and unforgiven overnight. As the saying goes “never let the sun go down upon your anger.” In today’s Gospel Jesus instructs us in not allowing our anger to get the better of us and that we should always make an effort to reconcile with one another.

 It is good solid practice to make every effort to forgive and reconcile with one another, keeping in mind that forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. Forgiveness is freely given and in the end it has more of an impact on us than it does with the one being forgiven. When we forgive, we love and when we love, we forgive, and when we forgive those we love all is well with the world. Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Agnes of Prague.

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