nikolai-koshelev-the-head-of-christ-1880sIn today’s Gospel from the Mass (Matt 9:14-15), Jesus offers yet another reference to the sacredness of traditional marriage:

[14] Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” [15] And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”

In past posts, Christ’s insistence on the holiness of marriage have been noted (see here and here).

Today, there are many who are attempting to redefine marriage to include all sorts of distorted options (e.g. alternatives like man/man, woman/woman, multiple men/multiple women, human beings/animals, human beings/inanimate objects).

Jesus Christ continually makes both direct statements that define marriage (Mark 10:7) and many symbolic acts (John 2:1-11) that uphold the only sacred view of marriage; that of one man and one woman.  Today’s Gospel offers yet another:  Jesus is referring to Himself as the Divine Bridegroom and the Church as His bride.  Clearly, Jesus is teaching about marriage in the traditional sense as understood for human history as being between a man and a woman.

Don’t fall for the many confused and perverted ideas about marriage that “moderns” are seeking to promote.

After all, you don’t want to be left at the altar.