7th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 25th February, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Sanctity of Marriage: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees tested Jesus by citing that the Law of Moses allows divorce in marriage.  Ponder on, “Jesus clearly objected to divorce in marriage.  He instituted marriage as a Sacrament that upholds the sanctity of the covenantal bond between the spouses and God.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 10:2-9

Some Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were testing him. He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’  ‘Moses allowed us’ they said, ‘to draw up a writ of dismissal and so to divorce.’

Then Jesus said to them, ‘It was because you were so unteachable that he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. This is why a man leaves his father and mother, and the two become one body. They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. So then, what God has united, man must not divide.’