Chapter 5 – The Sermon on the Mount
Story No. 7 of 29 (Matthew 5:27-32, Mark 9:43-48, Luke 16:18)
The sixth commandment says thou shall not commit adultery.
Marriage is a mutual promise made to God by a man and woman. The words used are similar to:
“I take you for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death does us part.”
The couple generally make their promise during the Holy Mass and receive both the Sacrament of Matrimony and the Holy Eucharist.
Being such a sacred promise, Jesus condemned anyone who even desired a married woman as committing adultery in their heart, as well as those who divorce, except for immorality, and anyone who marries a divorcee, as committing adultery.
Jesus added, “If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away! It is better to lose one of your members than to have your whole body go into hell”.
A good relationship means avoiding selfishness as well as giving, listening, admitting mistakes, being open to each other and open to change. Then in times of need, supporting and trusting.
Lord Jesus, we pray for all married couples. Give them the grace to remain faithful to their promise, no matter the temptation. Lord hear our prayer.
Prayer: Day by Day (St Richard of Chichester)
Praise be to Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
May we see you more clearly,
Love you more dearly,
and follow You more nearly.
Day by day. Amen
|Music Suggestion: Hosanna|
Listen and reflect… pause and talk.
World Wildlife Day (UN)
It’s our duty to care for the environment, as created by God.
Thank God for the beautiful world he has given to us.
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(Note: The story order represents an approximate timeline of events in Jesus’ ministry; Biblical Scholars views vary.)