Praise, temptation to despair, indignant questioning fromone who does not understand his mission, rejection, and eventually, death; While all of these descriptions certainly apply to our Lord’s experience during Holy Week, they also apply to the lived experience of every married couple.
St. John Paul II said, “Married couples are a permanent reminder to the Church of what happened on the Cross.” Jesus called himself the Bridegroom, and His Bride was the Church, so we can imitate Christ in our marriages when we:
Accept praise from others with humility and thanksgiving to God
Allow grace to strengthen our hope when we are
tempted to despair over financial situations or the choices our children will make.
Choose to courageously witness to the beauty of marriage even though friends or extended family may not understand our vocation.
Forgive generously when we are hurt.
For other ways to joyfully witness your marriage, go to www.JoyfulMarriageProject.com
To see previous Marriage Minutes, visit the Archdiocesan Blog "No Place Like Home".