Monday, May 28, 2012
Feast of Saint Germanus of Paris
Good morning. Is divorce inevitable? That’s entirely up to you. As long as the two of you are together, all is possible toward keeping it intact and making it strong again. In today’s Gospel Jesus makes it clear that all things are possible with God. It is never too late to reverse the tide as long as we know to turn to the true source of hope. Pope Benedict XVI notes in Spe Salvi, "It is never too late to touch the heart of another, nor is it ever in vain. In this way we further clarify an important element of the Christian concept of hope. Our hope is always essentially also hope for others; only thus is it hope for me too. As Christians we should never limit ourselves to asking: how can I save myself? We should also ask: what can I do in order that others may be saved and that for them too the star of hope may rise? Then I will have done my utmost for my own personal salvation as well." We are reminded today that all is possible with God, and this message of hope is one which as married couples we need to remind ourselves of regularly; we need to awaken each day seeking enrichment in our covenantal relationship with God. Like Saint Germanus, whose life we celebrate today, and all the saints we should seek God in all that we do. The Sacrament of Marriage is ongoing, and so we should seek daily the Sacramental Grace that comes from our union with God. Marriage as a sacrament is indissoluble, and so we should live it each day accordingly. No matter what the day brings, begin it first with God and the remainder of the day will reflect His Goodness. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Germanus.
Posted by Donald Gatwood at 7:14 AM