19th Week in Ordinary Time :Friday, 14th August 2020

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 19:3-6

Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and to put him to the test they said, ‘Is it against the Law for a man to divorce his wife on any pretext whatever?’

He answered, ‘Have you not read that the Creator from the beginning made them male and female and that he said: This is why a man leaves his father and mother and becomes attached to his wife, and the two become one flesh? They are no longer two, therefore, but one flesh. So then, what God has united, human beings must not divide.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus explains that in marriage, divorce does not reflect God’s divine plan of its indissoluble bond.


  • While the Church continues to teach the permanency of the married commitment, parents too must witness this truth to their children.


  • Marriage is a Sacrament that must seek God’s grace to be sanctified and renewed daily as the secular world disdains lifelong marriage and fidelity.