Marriage

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time January 16, 2022
Is 62:1-5; Ps 96; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11

“On the threshold of his public life Jesus performs his first sign-- at his mother’s request-- during a wedding feast.

The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ’s presence.” (CCC 1613)

I remember my wedding day
When I woke up I was a little nervous
But those nerves went away when I was standing at the altar
Watching Teague walk down the aisle
She was smiling
She was beautiful

I remember when we kissed
It was like she gave herself to me
I was so happy
I was so happy… I could not keep from smiling

Our honeymoon was fun
We went to New Mexico
And even took a side trip to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez

We came to Gruver to make our home
Teague worked at the bank
And I worked on the farm

When we began having children
We took them to church
My faith began to grow

“The Sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church.
It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church…” (CCC 1661)

Satan does not like marriage 
Marriage is part of God’s plan
And brings the husband and wife closer to God

Satan attacked our marriage

I committed a grave sin
This sin was tearing my family apart
I became convicted of my sin

I confessed my sin
I prayed… I begged for Jesus to save my family

He did…

It didn’t happen quickly
But Jesus began to heal our marriage
In fact, our marriage became stronger than it ever was

It is important for marriages to include God
The more a husband and wife love God
The more they can love one another

The closer a husband and wife come to God
The closer they can come to one another

The love a husband and wife have for one another
Spills over into the children
The children feel this love
They feel the love of their parents
And the love of God

The couple at Cana invited Jesus and his Mother to their wedding
When we invite Jesus into our marriages…
When we invite Jesus into our lives…

We invite hope
We invite peace
We invite joy 

When we invite Jesus into our lives
We invite love…

About dwinger

Former farmer, now college instructor
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