Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Exodus 22:20-26  1 Thess 1:5-10  Matt 22:34-40)

How can I best love you today?

In today’s gospel Jesus says love should be at the centre of our lives, so we must ask ‘How can I best love my partner today?’   To know how our partner experiences our love best, we need to explore together whether it is through compliments, special time together, presents or acts of service, or simple hugging and kissing.

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isa 45:1, 4-6   Thess 1: 1-5   Matt 22:15-21)

We all need each other

The Pharisees tried to trap Jesus: He told them to give to Caesar what belongs to him, “and to God what belongs to God”. The world tells us to look after ourselves and not to need others. As married couples, we know that we are made by God for one another, not needy but needing to give of ourselves entirely.

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isaiah 25:6-10 Phil 4:12-14 Matt 22:1-4)

Add another stitch

God our Father invites us all to His great wedding feast in heaven!  In living out our married life, we have been making our wedding garments!  It is woven, sewn and stitched with all the little acts of loving kindness, long forgotten, the courtesies in every little action we show toward each other, our children, family and friends.

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isaiah 5:1-7  Phil 4:6-9  Matt 21:33-43)

Loving and honouring each other and the Lord

When you married you took each other for better, for worse. God experienced the ‘worse’ when his ‘bride’, the Jewish people, rejected him by worshipping other gods. The ‘worse’ for you may be when your spouse mocks your beliefs. Have you shared your hurt, let them know your pain? Remember, though, that God has loved the ‘worst’ in you.

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 Reflection from Marriage Matters

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Ezek18: 25-28 Phil 2: 1-11 Matt 21: 28-32)

Maintain a common purpose

Remember our courting days and the long, thrilling conversations we had about our future together. They were part of our falling in love and of establishing a common purpose in married life.  St Paul reminds us of the mark of a Christian: “Be united in your convictions and your love, with a common purpose and a common mind.”

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