Tag: marriage

Wednesday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 5:27-37

ShareMatthew 5:27-37 In the previous passage in the Sermon on the Mount we talked about how Jesus’ teaching is an intensification of the Law: to not get angry is much more difficult than to not murder.  Likewise, today, to not lust is much, much more difficult than to not commit adultery.  It’s not so much […]

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:1-13

ShareRomans 7:1-13 “Wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony?  Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?” “I […]

August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday Easter 4 – Ephesians 5:15-33

ShareEphesians 5:15-33 We’ve come this morning to a difficult passage of Scripture – not difficult because it’s hard to understand, but difficult because it’s hard for us to accept what God wants to teach us.  The passage is Ephesians 5:21-33, and in it St. Paul gives us clear commands about the relationship between husbands and […]

April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Holy Week – John 15:17-27

ShareJohn 15:17-27  “These things I command you, that you love one another” (verse 17). “And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning” (verse 27). Though Jesus says so many things to His disciples between these verses, as I was praying over this passage, these two verses converged to […]

March 21, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Lent 4 – Mark 12:18-27

ShareMark 12:18-27 I’m glad that here, towards the end of Lent and even before Easter, we are able to celebrate the resurrection.  The main point of Jesus’ answer to the Sadducees was, of course, that there is indeed a resurrection from the dead to eternal life.  This is so plain from the New Testament that […]

March 6, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of the 14th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1

Share2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1 “Do not be equally yoked together with unbelievers.” “What agreement has the temple of God with idols?”  For you are the temple of the living God.” These are words that every Christian understands and yet words that many Christians violate daily.  St. Paul reiterates his teaching from I Corinthians that we are […]

September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Lent – 1 Corinthians 7

Share1 Corinthians 7 The Lord who has counted the hairs on your head cares about the situation of your life.  Whether married or single, Greek or Jew, free or slave; whether a Star-Bellied Sneetch or one without: God cares about the situation of your life. One of the implications of the Incarnation of God in […]

March 4, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Tuesday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Mark 10:1-16

ShareMark 10:1-16 “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.  And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” These are very strong words that Jesus has spoken, and we must take them seriously.  Knowing that God has created marriage and that He hates divorce, we should take […]

February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Epiphany 2 – Ephesians 5:15-33

ShareEphesians 5:15-33 We’ve come this morning to a difficult passage of Scripture – not difficult because it’s hard to understand, but difficult because it’s hard for us to accept what God wants to teach us.  The passage is Ephesians 5:21-33, and in it St. Paul gives us clear commands about the relationship between husbands and […]

January 20, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 5:27-37

ShareMatthew 5:27-37 In the previous passage in the Sermon on the Mount we talked about how Jesus’ teaching is an intensification of the Law: to not get angry is much more difficult than to not murder.  Likewise, today, to not lust is much, much more difficult than to not commit adultery.  It’s not so much […]

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More