Marriage And The Resurrection (2)

Extract

Silhouette of a family

A group of Sadducee’s asked Jesus, whose wife would a woman be in heaven if she had multiple husbands while on earth?

Jesus said, “They neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven”. (Mark 12.25)

Thought

St. Augustine commented, “Marriages are on account of children; children on account of succession; succession on account of death. But in heaven, as there is no death, neither is there any marriage”.

Reflection

Lord Jesus, we entrust all families to your care and protection. Guide them and help them to grow in wisdom and grace. May they create a home filled with peace, purity, faith and an everlasting love for You.

Prayer: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (From Akita Prayer)

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
truly present in the Holy Eucharist,
I consecrate my body and soul
to be entirely one with Your heart,

Receive this humble offering of myself.
Use me as You will for the glory of the Father
and salvation of souls.

Most Holy Mother of God,
never let me be separated from Your Divine Son.
Defend and protect me as Your special child. Amen.