Wives and Husbands

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wives and Husbands

Dear Friends,
A reading from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians (5:21-33):

          
Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body. As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. So also husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect her husband.

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          We had another beautiful day yesterday with the shining sun without any clouds. It was 20 degrees again yesterday.

          Below you will find the message of Our Lord, the Son of God, given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:
          “Love one another My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who wish to follow Me. There is a lot of trouble in families these days. The first thing that all should know is that men and women are equal before God. However, in marriage the wife should accept the last word of her husband and she should not go somewhere or do anything major without speaking to her husband. The husband has to love his wife with all his heart and the wife too has to love her husband with all her heart. You know how I love the Church and that I gave my life for My Church. This is the example that married couples should follow.
“Our heavenly Father gave a special message to couples. He said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ Follow these words and you will be blessed. Do not forget that all those who wish to marry must receive the Sacrament of Marriage and so they have to pronounce their vows before God. He is the one who gives them permission to leave as husband and wife. I love you all.”

          Father Melvin

 

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