7th Week, Ordinary Time : Friday, 24th May 2024

Daily Word Of God

Mark 10:2-9

Some Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were putting him to the test. He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ They replied, ‘Moses allowed us to draw up a writ of dismissal in cases of divorce.’

Then Jesus said to them, ‘It was because you were so hard hearted that he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation he made them male and female. This is why a man leaves his father and mother, 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?

  • The Pharisees challenged Jesus on the sensitive issue of divorce as they wanted to find fault to trap Jesus so as to confuse His followers of His teachings. However, Jesus spoke the Truth which they found difficult to accept.


  • The increase in divorce rates in today’s society extends to peoples of all religions, races and creed.


  • The marriage commitment demands a selfless commitment to one’s spouse and family but our secular society militates against it strongly because it promotes self-centered values of “success at all costs”. How true is this of your life?