Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: In Mark 10:2-16, Jesus teaches about the Sacrament of Marriage and the permanence of all God-ordained relationships. This bulletin insert for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time addresses how we expect to be loved by our spouses as much as we need to be loved. And we assume that it’s always going to be mutual: We will always be loved with the same passion as we love them. However, most marriages enter difficulties that require supernatural love as well as supernatural persistence. That’s why we need the Sacrament of Matrimony instead of just a civil ceremony at the courthouse or beach. Marriages need divine grace to endure with the permanence that God provides.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for October 7th, handout for marriage preparation and marriage enrichment, parent meetings, staff and ministry meetings, faith sharing communities, RCIA, etc.