Jesus on Divorce (1)

Extract

Silhouette of parents and two children

When some Pharisees asked Jesus if it was lawful to divorce a wife for any reason Jesus replied, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh?'” (Matthew 19:4-5) 

Thought

As with all relationships, married couples encounter difficulties. Praying together means sharing their difficulties with Jesus.

That’s the problem halved, a huge step towards reconciliation!

Reflection

Lord Jesus, guide all married couples to your loving care. Grant them the spirit of tolerance, understanding and affection.

Prayer: Peace (Pope St John Paul II)

Mary, Queen of Peace,
save us all,
who have so much trust in you,
from wars, hatred and oppression.
Make us all learn to live in peace,
do what is demanded by justice
and respect the rights of every person,
so that peace may be firmly established. Amen.