SUNDAY (B) OCTOBER 7, 2018
Genesis 2: 18-24; Psalm 128; Hebrews 2: 9-11; Mark 10: 2-16
By Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for
persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be
posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.
From today’s Gospel reading:
shall leave father and mother and be joined to his wife,
And the two
shall become one flesh.
what God has joined together,
being must separate.
Church’s marriage laws are meant to protect the institution of
marriage for the common good, still, Jesus has taught mercy and
forgiveness, and, in his ministry, he kept persons primary. How
then can the Church do the same? By holding fast to its current
laws and restrictions? Or, while raising up the ideal, by also
ministering to those wounded by their previous experiences in
marriage, who now hope to start afresh in new relationships –
and still be full participants in the church.?
So, we ask ourselves:
By their love and commitment to one another
which married couples have witnessed to me the
blessings of the sacrament of marriage?
What can I do or say to give support to those
who are struggling in their commitment to one
Faith Book Archive
to 6 weeks of Faith Book reflections are saved
The latest is always listed first.