Yes, I know, I even do my praying online. I have Sacred Space bookmarked which is a soothing site with a special, unique prayer and scripture for each day. The one for today hit close to home.
Lord grant me the grace to have freedom of the spirit. Cleanse my heart and soul so I may live joyously in your love.
Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?’ He answered, ‘Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning “made them male and female”, and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.’ They said to him, ‘Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?’ He said to them, ‘It was because you were so hard-hearted that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but at the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another commits adultery.’ His disciples said to him, ‘If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.’ But he said to them, ‘Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given.
Some thoughts on today’s scripture
God’s desire is for man and woman to come together in body, mind and soul. In the commitment of marriage, the two are deeply united. Jesus doesn’t seem to give a last word on marriage and unfaithfulness here. He looks with compassion on our human faults and failings. His heart reaches out to all who are in any way connected with marital difficulties and breakup. The heart of his people must reach out also, in personal relations and in the teachings and proposals of the Church.