Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Last Sunday of the Year - Christ the King (Ezek 34:11-12; 15-17 1 Cor 15:20-26; 28 Matt 25:31-46)

Called to be symbols of the way Jesus loves

Jesus says that those who respond to others are in effect responding to him. Our call as married couples is to be a symbol of Jesus’ love for us. In each small way that we show our love: doing little jobs, spending quality time together, listening, forgiving and making up, we are responding to that call and nourishing one other.

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Prov 31, 10-13, 19-20, 30-31 1 Thess 5:1-6 Matt 25:14-30)

Our love must be nourished

The parable of the talents could be compared to our marriage and the consequences if we, like the lazy servant, do not work at our relationship. Avoiding conflict can mean that the opportunity for forgiveness and growth is allowed to pass by.  Let’s not allow our love for each other to simply slip away, but work to keep our life flourishing.

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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The Immaculate Conception (Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12  Luke 1:26-38)

Chosen

God chose Mary to be the mother of His Son.  Her life was changed completely!  When we married, our lives were changed completely. We were no longer a single man and woman but a husband and wife, a couple! Two new titles and a new mission: to love and cherish each other for the rest of our lives.

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Wis 6:12-16  1 Thess 4:13-18  Matt 2:1-13)

Always be ready

Jesus said we must always be ready for His second coming, ready to meet Him. Being ‘ready’ doesn’t mean spending all the time doing religious things. For married couples, being ‘ready’ means being ready to listen to each other, sharing thoughts and feelings. Keep your ‘love tank’ full by thinking of ways he or she can be surprised by love.

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A Reflection from Marriage Matters

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All Souls (Isaiah 25:6-9 Romans 5:5-11 John 11:17-27)

Let us remember

Today’s celebration of our dead is a reminder of our own inevitable mortality. Our human relationship into which we have invested so much of our lives will, one day, end.  Let us look forward to living the rest of our married life to the full, remembering the words of Scripture: “The Lord will wipe away the tears from every cheek...”

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