THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 June 17th – 23rd 2018

He speaks in parables

Jesus said: “What can we say the Kingdom of God is like?” We all have our own ideas of what the Kingdom of God is like and because of that we need to listen carefully to what Jesus says about it because he is the only one who does know! In the two parables today he tells us first of all that it is God’s kingdom. God is at work in us and around us all the time even when we are not attentive to him. He also tells us that the small things are the key to the growth of God’s kingdom. These have a very important message for us in our main relationships of faith, hope and love in marriage, family life and our parish community. God is present in all of these, working to bring us to maturity. Our contribution is to be found in the small things of love – giving time to one another; showing affection to one another; affirming one another; forgiving one another etc. We are standing on holy ground!

Morning Prayer, when together

Almighty God, help us to follow Christ

in our love for one another

and to live our marriage according to your will

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord God, renew our strength

to love one another in our marriage

and bring us health of mind and body

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, through our married love

may you accomplish in your Church

the unity and peace

that is your will for all of creation

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: In what ways has your love relationship grown dull? How could you refresh your romance this week?

For others: Take some time this week to let nature speak to you about the glory of God.

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