Fri. Aug.14/15

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Daily reflections: Friday: August 14/15

 

Gospel: Matthew 19:3... we read that some Pharisees asked Jesus is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause? Once more we see the question coming from a society that is dominated by men, another words, it\'s a man asking the question and once more  women once more are excluded. Even if the answer was Jesus gives the players is it shows that once more the mind of Jesus is the mind of the man of the culture. In the words of Jesus he recognizes that the ideal is no divorce, however, there is an exception, for the man, who divorces his wife except for unchastity. It seems to give permission to amend the divorce his wife but there\'s no permission for a woman to divorce her husband for unchastity..

 

Reflection: what are your thoughts regarding the response of Jesus?

 

Prayer: Jesus, when faced for this question of divorce you restate the permanency of marriage and you also give an exception. Today, we live in a society which no longer puts much weight in commitment whether it is divorce or other issues in our life. We pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit we can all honor our commitments. Amen

 

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