Jesus also was invited to the marriage… John 2:2
Honestly answer the following questions:
Is Christ part of your life but on the fringes of your daily life?
Is Christ just one of many things in your life?
Or is Christ the center of your life?
Making Christ part of your life is not enough. He must occupy the very center of your life and marriage with all other things revolving around Him. In marriage, we are two imperfect and wounded people. At times, we will let each other down. No person can fulfill the deepest longings of our heart for love. Only God can do that. To believe otherwise is to set yourself up for disappointment. Only Jesus can help you find genuine fulfillment in your life and in your marriage.
God wants your marriage to thrive and grow. Through the grace of the Sacrament of Marriage, God transforms our hearts to love as He loves: totally, unconditionally, and without reservation. His love is merciful and forgiving. God became man so that we may know the extent of His love for us, offering His Son Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. Jesus is our model of total self-giving and sacrificial love. When we love our spouses as Jesus loves, our marriages will thrive and blossom. Putting Jesus at the center of your life and marriage is key to finding the fulfillment and joy you so deeply desire.
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:13-16
Each of us needs to answer the question, “Who do you say that I am?” Is Jesus just a good man, a virtuous teacher, or wise philosopher? If so, it is acceptable to have Him as just part of your life. But if Jesus is the Lord God, He must be at the very center of your life and marriage.
The essence and role of the family are…specified by love. Hence the family has the mission to guard, reveal and communicate love, and this is a living reflection of and a real sharing in God’s love for humanity and the love of Christ the Lord for the Church his bride. St. John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio, 17
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Peace and blessings,
Dennis & Rose