Commentary on the Gospel of
Marriage as Covenantal
Recently, a long-term friend of mine celebrated the silver jubilee of wedding. Except for the initial years, his married life has been an experience of hell. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually abused by his wife, he has suffered, and still suffers through dark times. Has he ever contemplated divorce? Of course; but for him, divorce is not an option. He understands that his wife had an abusive childhood which seems to be acted out in their relationship. “God has brought her to me as partner for life, and therefore, so shall she be. I try my best to understand her, and keep working on our relationship, but no divorce, for that’s not God’s will.” In him I see the fidelity of Yahweh towards the wayward Jerusalem, as narrated by Ezekiel in today’s first reading. As marriage becomes more and more fragile in today’s world, let us pray for covenantal fidelity among married couples.
I wonder how to reach the consciousness of the Russians and make them realize that every day in Ukraine RUSSIAN SOLDIERS DIE and military equipment is being destroyed on a mass scale. Why destroy and demolish when you can build and create a new, better world.
WAR is suffering, crying, sadness and death, do you have any ideas to convince Russians that Vladimir Putin should retire, bask in the sun somewhere in warm countries and end this bloody conflict in Europe.
Peace be with you!
Tomasz Jerzy Michaowski , Poland