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Friday of the Nineteenth Week In Ordinary Time
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Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?” He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh.”
The Church is so stubborn! It’s so medieval! It’s so inconsiderate of others! Everyone should be allowed to marry the person they love, regardless of gender.
We have all heard these accusations thrown at the Church. But what our accusers will not do is throw them at Christ. That’s a no-no. Why? Because that would be much more insulting than insulting the Church. And that’s still a yes-yes! In fact, it’s one of the few yes-yes in our society today.
It’s easy to hate an institution that is already hated. No big deal. But if you carefully examine Christ’s words, then you will see where the Church gets all its doctrines and creeds.
Have you not read…(probably not)…that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female…and the two shall become one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate…or distort or confuse or twist or confound!
Not all can accept this word. There are a lot of words we find unacceptable today and “Marriage” is one of them.
So what do we do with what we cannot accept? We redefine it.
Marriage no longer means what it used to mean: an exclusive relationship between a man and a woman. It means so much more! And soon it will no longer mean just one man with one woman! It will mean even more! The more the merrier!
Recently, I found myself watching the hideous reality show “Honey Boo Boo.” Believe me, it was the first time I ever watched it. It was also the last time I ever watched it. I’m more like a Duck Dynasty kind of guy!
In this one particular episode, June Shannon refused to “marry” her long time live in hubby, Mike Thompson. So instead of a marriage ceremony, June preferred a “commitment” ceremony. And like a fly ball in baseball, she added the politically correct sentiment that she was unopposed to gay “marriage.” Where did that come from?
Anyways, June said that the word “marriage” scared her.
Let me get this straight. She has four kids with this one guy and the word ”marriage” scares her??? Now that’s scary and totally dysfunctional! And that’s the impression I got while watching this show. The entire family is somewhat dysfunctional.
But dysfunctional is in while traditional is out! Soon after A&E aired this program, another program popped up. I can’t remember what it was called, but it was about young men, in their twenties, being physically attracted to older women in their 70′s!
Were they born that way or did someone make them that way? As Hillary Clinton would say: “What difference does it make!”
There’s something obviously wrong.
The best way to combat dysfunction is to know the Word of God, trust in it, and then to apply it to our lives.
Receive the word of God, not as the word of men, but, as it truly is, the word of God (Cf. 1Thes. 2:13).
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