Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
2 Oct 2021

Life could be described as a journey, and marriage is two people making that journey together in partnership. The wedding day is but the starting point when the church blesses the couple and family and friends gather to celebrate their departure and to wish them good luck for the road ahead. The sight of newly-weds pledging themselves to each other stirs something deep within us.  It’s an acknowledgement to the community that their lives have taken a new direction through the power of love, which demands mutual respect and trust of each other. Together they go forward to meet the rough and smooth of life and to weather the storms that even true love cannot escape. The church’s blessing and family smiles are no magic wand to smooth the way for instant happiness. A good marriage must be created. It’s not so much about finding the right person as being the right person. In marriage the little things are the most important, like speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It’s the capacity to forgive and to forget which means never going to sleep angry.  A married couple cannot stand together and face the world unless their union is based on love. Love is what cements and binds that relationship together for life. It’s a hope and a trust that has to be lived down the years through good times and bad times. Love can be easily reneged upon and then marriage fades away and dies. The solemn pledge, made at the altar of God, to love each other for better or for worse, should not trip lightly off any tongue.