Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Zech 9:9-10 Rom 8:9, 11-13 Matthew 11:25-30)

‘Yoked’ to Him we are not overburdened

A ‘yoke’ keeps oxen together when carrying a heavy load or ploughing a field. On the day you married you chose to be ‘yoked’ together ‘till death us do part’. The burdens of life can lower your spirits and create a barrier to intimacy in your relationship. Jesus says: “Stay ‘yoked’ to me and I will help you, however heavy the load.”

 

A Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Saints Peter and Paul (Acts 12:1-11   2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18   Matthew 16:13-19)

The power of love

Peter, the denier, and Paul, the persecutor, both familiar with failure, were overwhelmed by the power of love and gave up their own lives. Let us rejoice in our calling to love as Jesus did, to lay down our lives for each other, willingly and gladly. Our lives might be the only Bible that some people will ever read.

A Reflection from Marriage Matters

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The Birth of John the Baptist (Isaiah 49:1-6  Acts 13:22-26  Luke 1:57-66, 80)

What will this child turn out to be?

People said: ‘what will this child turn out to be?’ when Zechariah named his son John. You have asked the same question. You give birth to your children, house, feed, educate, advise and pray for them, then watch them make their own decisions and mistakes, but keep praying for them. What help have you received at significant times through others?

 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Jeremiah 20:10-13   Rom 5:12-15   Matt 10:26-33)

Fear conceals itself…

How easy to become paranoid, to wonder what others might be saying about us. These aspects can be present outside our relationship and within it; at their core is fear! Jesus continuously exhorts the Twelve, “do not be afraid…every hair on your head has been counted”. Living our life now in Christ, we will not fear what others think.

 

Replaced by Feast of St Peter and Paul in 2020

 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2 Kings: 8-11, 14-16 Rom 6:3-4, 8-11 Matt 10:37-42)

Love grows when you give it away

We have become more aware over the years that the more we love, the more it grows.  Our natural instinct is to always put ourselves first. ‘To love’ stands this mentality on its head!  The Gospel says: “Anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.”  When we experience being loved, we are enabled to love too!

 

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