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

Daily Word Of God

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.’

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-centred values of “success at all costs”.  How true is this of your life?