Christ’s reply to the Pharisees was revolutionary for its time. When Christ said, “They are no longer two, but one flesh,” he was declaring man and woman equal in marriage — not property as wives were seen at that time. The covenant mirrors that of God’s with Israel or Christ’s with the Church, for whom he died.
Marriage requires faithfulness in every sense of the word. The sacrament is a living sign of God’s presence and grace in our midst — the manifestation of God’s unconditional love.
Father had 3 questions for you to ponder this week:
1. How does a covenant relationship differ from a contract arrangement?
2. How is your marriage a source of life & a gift from God?
3. How do you live the sacrament of marriage?