Holy Family

Holy Family

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Feast of Saint Matilda

Good morning. We are told in today’s Gospel that our Lord came not to abolish the law but to fulfill the law. These laws He refers to of course are those given to us through Moses, and He notes that that the sum fulfillment of those laws is to love God, our self and our neighbor. To love ourselves is not always easy, it demands that we become all we are capable of being. Becoming all that God intends us to be is the ultimate purpose of our lives. So, if the ultimate purpose of our lives is to be the most of what God intends for us, then the ultimate purpose of marriage is for us to help our spouse to be the best of what God intends for them. This desire for becoming the best of what God intends is what distinguishes our relationships with those we love, and what sometimes tests our relationships, because we don’t always choose to be the person God intends us to be. There are times, as we see in the life of today’s Saint Matilda, when those we love and the rest of the world don’t support our doing what is best. True love calls us to do those things which bring the best out of our life partner. What can we do today to help our spouse be their best? Make a great day!

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

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