May 02, 2014
Marriage and Divorce
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 19, 1 – 12:
When Jesus finished these words, he left Galilee and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan. Great crowds followed him, and he cured them there. Some Pharisees approached him, and tested him, saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatsoever?” 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? Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” They said to him, “Then why did Moses command that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss her?” He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery.”His disciples said to him, “If that is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” He answered, “Not all can accept this word, but only those to whom that is granted. Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage, for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.”
Today many young men and others not so young live with a woman but they are not married. This goes against the law of God. He wants that all those who wish to live together as husband and wife, must get married in church. Otherwise, they live in sin and the Lord is not with them.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“All Christians including you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters are called to accept the law of God and to follow all that the Father has ordered you to do. When it comes to marriage, every Christian man who desires to marry must marry a woman and this union has to be blessed by Me in My Church and they have to promise to live together all the days of their lives. Divorce is not allowed but they have to live together and forgive each other when one has done something sinful against his or her partner.
Many Christians are called to marriage and they are to live together in love and take care of each other. Marriage is a beautiful way of life and the greatest gift that marriage produces is children. Children need a father and a mother to grow up as normal human beings and their parents are to love their children with all their heart. They have to teach them the right way to act and to teach them about Me, their Savior, and they have to bring their children to church every Sunday and to pray with them in the evening. If they see their children acting in a sinful way, they are to instruct them to stop these actions. The parents also have to send their children to catechism class to prepare for first Holy Communion and for Confirmation. If the parents should separate or divorce, the children will suffer at the lost of one of their parents. So, I taught the people when I was on earth that those who are married are to stay together until death. If they follow Me then I will live with them all their life and give them the graces and the help they need. Come each and everyone one of you married people and follow Me every day. You will be blessed indeed.”
P.S. We have started the beautiful month of Our Dear Mother but here it was cold and cloudy. We had a bit of rain in the evening. Our Blessed Mother calls us to pray the rosary every day and to remain united with Her. She prays for us all the time.