Saturday, June 27, 2009

Marriages are made in heaven

Our Family and Life Ministry coordinated a mass wedding early today. Well, it's not exactly a "mass" wedding, because we only managed to coordinate a grand total of two couples to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony. We hope and pray that more "live-in" couples respond to our frequent invitations. Anyway, it was a heartwarming sight to see the radiant and happy faces of the bride, the groom, ninongs and ninangs, ringbearers and sponsors. Our parish priest, who is always eager to administer free weddings, gave a touching and amusing homily. "Marriage has three rings: engagement ring, wedding ring, suffering... To the grooms, count your ribs, you are missing one...Christ died for the Church, are you ready to die for your bride?...No marriage is perfect, but when you pray often, the trials in your marriage will never be too heavy to bear... Do not focus on the trivial 10 percent that often leads to adultery, but focus on the 90 percent that you love and cherish... Let God be at the center of your union..."

A timeless and timely message especially at these times when God is often taken out of the picture in (non)marriages.


ruth said...

I just came across your blog - looks lovely and this post is MARVELLOUS! :-)

God bless you and your loved ones!

( this is a great (Catholic) song about the Family: )

WillyJ said...

Thanks Ruth and God bless you too!

sunnyday said...

Good to hear about this, willy. I'm sure your invitations will not go unheard if the people hear it often. Their hearts will be moved eventually.