I always have a difficult time praying the Gospel today from Mark 19: 1-12. I know it is because of Jesus' teaching on marriage, adultery and divorce. It is not that I don't understand what Jesus is saying, it is because so many today, take Jesus' teaching on marriage so lightly. I know. I am not married. How would I know about the difficulties?
Well, I don't have to run a marathon to realize that it will be difficult for me. I don't have to have surgery to realize that it is a very difficult thing to do. This does not mean that I do not understand, but that I can understand, without having lived the life.
One only has to read the news to see how Christian / Catholic Morality is being challenged and often ignored. How does one live what Christ is saying in the Gospel today?
I would invite the reader to read a bit of Pope Francis' Exhortation on the Family, called The Joy of Love. Have you read parts of it yet? I will turn the tables of the readers of this blog today. :) How 'about reading part of it and sharing what has touched you from this new document? You can do that simply, by making comments to this post.
Resurrection Spirituality encourages us to know and heed the guidance and words of the Vicar of Christ.
You can find The Joy of Love here.