Holy Family

Holy Family

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Feast of Pope Saint Silverius

Good morning. In reading the scriptures for today I found two very pertinent messages for all married couples. The first from the Gospel of Matthew talks about praying without regard for who witnesses our praying, this message when in considered with our marital relationship suggest to me that we need give less consideration for whether or not anyone is witness, including our spouse, to our acts of kindness. Do what needs to be done in the moment. 

The other point from the first reading for today’s Mass, 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14, offers us a challenge to bloom where we are planted. In the first reading for today, Elijah suggests that instead of being overly concerned with how or when we’ll leave this world, we would do better to focus on what it is we are doing with our lives toward glorifying God in the here and now. How often do we wonder how we might be better off, or how others might be better off if our situation were different? Changing our situation won’t guarantee any more happiness. Divorce isn’t the fix for an unhappy marriage. If we are unhappy with our current situation, what are we doing to make it better? We need to bloom where we are planted. 

Let’s take a moment and ask ourselves what we are doing with the very moment we have here and now to make the most of our marriage? What can we do here and now for our marriage? We can take an example from the words of Elijah, and from Saint Silverius whose life we celebrate today, and all the saints to make the most of where we are at in life. Bloom where we are planted. Make a great day! 

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

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