Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Palm Sunday (Isaiah 50:4-7   Philippians 2:6-11   Matthew 26:14-27, 66)

            Challenged when we witness how others love

St Paul recognises the amazing humility of Jesus who accepts death on the cross out of love for God and us. We wonder and are challenged by the joy of a friend who daily visits his wife who has dementia; in his great love he feeds her, puts her to bed each evening, prays with her. Could we love like this?

 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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.Fifth Sunday of Lent (Ezekiel 37:12-14  Romans 8:8-11  John 11:1-45)

The Lord will lead us back together

Ezekiel’s words apply to us when we are going through tough times in our relationship, when intimacy, physical or otherwise, seems impossible. At such times, Jesus weeps for us as He did for Lazarus. He will bring us back together if we ask Him and are willing to be vulnerable enough to explore together the changes we need to make.

A Reflection from Marriage Matters

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The Annunciation of the Lord (Isaiah 7:1-14  Hebrews 10:4-10  Luke 1:26-38)

Life is full of surprises


When Mary and Joseph were engaged, did they have hopes and dreams for their future life together? But how difficult to make sense of GOD’s plan for their future:  pregnant, but not married; baby born in a stable far from home.  Yet, they trusted God. In what times or situations did you believe God was with you as a couple? 

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Fourth Sunday of Lent (1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13  Eph 5:8-14 John 9:1, 6-9,13-17, 34-38)

Stop and see, be aware


God was aware of David’s adultery with Bethsheba, Uriah’s wife, and how he arranged Uriah’s murder to cover his sin. Amid political and business ‘cover ups’ in today’s world, it’s important to ‘stop and see’ ‒ the beauty of nature, the beauty and goodness of your spouse. Don’t be too busy to recall the joys you have brought to each other.  

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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St Joseph (2 Sam 7:4-5, 12-14, 16  Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22  Matt 1:16, 18-21, 24 (or Luke 2:41-51)

I will be with you always

Today we hear of hurt – Joseph’s (Matthew) and Mary’s (Luke).  Whenever we are hurt, it is important to recall that Jesus said ‘I will be with you always’.  For example, in times of difficulty, when we are struggling to make decisions, but see things differently, He is there, giving us the strength and courage to listen lovingly to each other.