March 3, 2019

March 1

March 1, 2019:  Friday, 7th week, Ordinary Time

See 10 connections with today?
Legend below

For Psalm 119
Pope Francis

  • Sir 6:5-17  A kind mouth multiplies friends.  Don't be too ready to trust a new friend; some won't be with you in time of distress or will become enemies.  A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter, priceless and life-saving.
  • Mk 10:1-12 Pharisees / Jesus:  “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?  Moses permitted it.”  “A man shall leave his parents and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one.  What God has joined, no one must separate.”
  • Creighton:  Today's 1st reading speaks of our social interactions and relationships.  “A kind mouth multiplies friends and appeases enemies, and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings.”  Why can it be so hard to model Christ’s love through a kind mouth?  The gospel reminds us of the importance of our commitments, particularly marriage.  How do I prioritize demands on my time with my relationship with my spouse?  Does my daily schedule reflect my values?  Do I share my gratitude with my friends?
  • One Bread, One Body:  "Matrimony and divinity":  May Christian married couples live their love forever and give God glory for such humanly impossible love. May our marriages be sacraments of Christ's divinity, leading others who see the unity to proclaim Jesus as God.
  • Passionist:  Jesus recalled God's intent that the union of husband and wife be a permanent bond of love.  All are called to faithful love; unlimited forgiveness, and seeking others' good, feeding the hungry, seeking justice, making peace.  Jesus’ teaching affirms that authentic human life shows respect and love.  But his understanding of the human capacity for love didn't lead to heartless rigor in the face of human frailty.  He loved and forgave his disciples, even when they failed him.  Today, society is is less supportive of marriage than traditional societies.  Pope Francis encourages pastors to lift up the ideal of faithful, enduring married love and to show compassion, understanding, and respect for those in difficult circumstances.  His Amoris Lætitia both reflects Jesus' teaching about marriage and invokes his merciful and compassionate love for us in our struggles.
  •  "What God has joined together":  Jesus deals with divorce by returning to creation and God's plan for people.  Adam and Eve, symbol for all to come, were created for each other and no one else.  Jesus says Moses permitted divorce as a concession, but Jesus sets the high ideal of marriage for those willing to accept it, as well as the ideal for those who freely renounce marriage for the sake of the kingdom.  Marriage and celibacy are calls from God to live a consecrated life, as people who belong to God.  The Lord gives his followers the grace and power to live a life of love, joy, and holiness....
Dress legend
  • 'Car with mouth' pin:  A kind mouth multiplies friends; gracious lips prompt friendly greetings (1st reading)
  • 'Money bag' tie pin:  A faithful friend is beyond price; if you find one, you find a treasure (1st reading)
  • 'Helm' tie pin:  "Guide me in the way of Your commands" (psalm)
  • 'Celebrate teaching' tie pin:  Teach me Your statutes (psalm)
  • 'Eyeball' pin:  Open my eyes, that I may consider your law's wonders (psalm)
  • 'Hearts' tie:  Give me discernment, that I may keep your law with all my heart (psalm); Moses permitted divorce because of the hardness of your hearts (gospel)
  • 'Scroll' pin:  Moses permitted a bill of divorce (gospel)
  • Flesh-colored suspenders (1 pair, 2 sides):  "Man and wife shall be joined and become one flesh" (gospel)
  • Green shirt:  Ordinary Time season

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