Bearing witness to the Kingdom of God Print

Sunday 07 October 2018: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

What God has joined together, no one must divide

Madonna and child...At first glance, the final part of today’s Gospel seems unconnected to [Jesus'] teaching about divorce. When read together, however, these passages present a strong picture of Jesus’ emphasis on the importance of family. God intended for women and men to be joined together in marriage. Among the purposes of marriage is the raising of children. By welcoming children and fostering their relationship with God, parents and families bear witness to the Kingdom of God...

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