01 Oct 2021

This Week Letter – October 3, 2021

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“So what God has joined together, man must not separate…”


This Sunday’s gospel shows us God, who created man as male and female, giving

them the gift of life, thanks to which a man becomes a father and a woman becomes a mother; a man

and a woman joined by the knot of love open to life, form a family. in the first reading God says,”It is not good for the man to be alone,” Literally, “it’s not good for him to live for himself.” Every person needs another person to have a reason to live, otherwise they will feel lonely. Therefore, true love consists of living for the other. We are all made to live for God, serve one another lovingly, and achieve salvation together. “This is how we know love, that He gave His life for us. We, too, must lay down our lives for

our brothers… ”1Jn 3:16.

We are, however, tragically stained by sin and we need the support of Jesus: His love. Love reveals itself and transforms people in the sacrament of marriage. Through the sacrament of marriage, all gestures of love that are not sin become a source of sanctifying grace. They sanctify the spouses’ love and enable them to fight selfishness and sin. The spouses are “one body”, that is, they are an inseparable unity. That is why Jesus reminds us of marital unity and fidelity: “What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” For in the commandment of love and marital loyalty, it is not only about the current earthly perspective, but also about eternal salvation.

“Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God”

To enter the kingdom of God one must:

  • Have faith like a child.

Let us consider for a moment what qualities young children have when it comes to faith. They are

innocent and sincere. They are happy to learn. They are humble, trusting, open, simple and spontaneous. They are genuine. Let’s look at these words. Are these your characteristics? How much are you like a little child? Which words apply to you and your relationship with God? Sometimes we just have to keep it simple. To become like a little child. Have faith like a little child.

  • Become dependent like a little child.

Little children don’t have much to offer. They are nice to look at, play with, dress, hold and cuddle. But they can’t earn a paycheck. They cannot cook meal or wash clothes. They won’t mow the lawn. Young

children are unproductive when it comes to doing anything. Everything has to be done for them! They depend on others for their survival. They have no autonomy, are not self-confident, or self-sufficient. in spite of what we may think, Jesus tells us that this should be the attitude of the heart towards God. The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.