Thursday, November 10, 2005

And Two Become One…….


And Two Become One…….

I have never seen a photo that expressed this Truth more purely, more simply,
more eloquently than this one of my grandson, Kyle David.


It is why God created Marriage.

It is why it is only between Man and Woman.

It is why it is Indissoluble.

It is why it is Sacrament when between ANY Baptized Man and Woman.

It is why God Hates Divorce.

Kudos to the photographer.

God bless!



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The gift of the sacrament is at the same time a vocation and commandment

for the Christian spouses, that they may remain faithful to each other forever, beyond every trial and difficulty, in generous obedience to the holy will of the Lord: "What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder."[55]

To bear witness to the inestimable value of the indissolubility and fidelity of marriage is one of the most precious and most urgent tasks of Christian couples in our time. So, with all my brothers who participated in the Synod of Bishops, I praise and encourage those numerous couples who, though encountering no small difficulty, preserve and develop the value of indissolubility: Thus in a humble and courageous manner they perform the role committed to them of being in the world a "sign"--a small and precious sign, sometimes also subjected to temptation, but always renewed--of the unfailing fidelity with which God and Jesus Christ love each and every human being. But it is also proper to recognize the value of the witness of those spouses who, even when abandoned by their partner, with the strength of faith and of Christian hope have not entered a new union: These spouses too give an authentic witness to fidelity, of which the world today has a great need. For this reason they must be encouraged and helped by the pastors and the faithful of the church.
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FAMILIARIS CONSORTIO Pope John Paul II 12/15/1981 (Sec 20)

Our vows:
The groom says:I (...), take you (...) to be my wife.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad,
in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

The bride says:I (...), take you (...) to be my husband.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad,
in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.


"Right is still right if nobody is right,
and wrong is still wrong if everybody is wrong,"

Archbishop Fulton J Sheen author of The Life of Christ

Malachi 2: 13-17

And this again you do. You cover the LORD's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor at your hand. You ask, "Why does he not?"

Because the LORD was witness the covenant between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. Has not the one God made and sustained for us the spirit of life? And what does he desire? Godly offspring. So take heed to yourselves, and let none be faithless to the wife of his youth.

"For I hate divorce, says the LORD the God of
Israel, and covering one's garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So take heed to yourselves and do not be faithless."

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5 Comments:

Blogger WriteWingNut said...

That IS a perfect testiment to marriage. How beautiful!!

God Bless,
Dawn

Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 3:35:00 PM CST  
Blogger WICatholic said...

The picture was taken in the beginning of August, and I have sat here looking at it and thinking this, titling it this way ever since. I finally figured out how to get it ON here, but have not as yet figured out other things with pictures.

And besides, gramma's gotta brag....lol

God bless!

Friday, November 11, 2005 at 12:31:00 AM CST  
Blogger therese said...

THank you so much for your wonderful picture. and for your comments /quotes that are so true.
As a spouse abandoned by my Catholic husband 4 years now- it reminds me that what I believe to be the truth is true. Thank you for posting Bai Mc Farlarlane article on your site. Our Catholic church needs to stand up and defend the sacrament of matrimony.
we the abandoned need prayers and support from the community/ the church. Our spouses out in "the far country" need prayers that they , like the prodigal son may come home to their spouses and children one day where they belong.
May Jesus and Mary be with you !
abandoned spouse but still faithful till my last breath, just as i promised the Lord on my wedding day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 12:15:00 PM CDT  
Blogger WI Catholic said...

Therese, welcome!!!

Abandoned spouse, still standing. Raised my kids alone, and they now have children older than they were when the "abandonment" took place. Faithful Stander, follower of
1Cor 7:11-12, til death parts us. =D It is what I promised, and JPII's words tell others that we deserve to be supported... sigh.. not directed to annulment-conveyor belt assembly lines so that we can 'get on with our lives'....

I've been fighting the good fight against no fault divorce since before Bai and Bud spoke their vows. I hope that does not discourage you.

God bless, and keep you! Read Numbers 6:24-26 which I'll pray for you right now... =D

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:30:00 PM CDT  
Blogger WI Catholic said...

To whomever comes here in future.... this is part of my thinking on this photo of my grandson:

By the way, it is NOT the child that is the One... The TWO that married became a new creation... ONE Flesh... it is the very reason that marriage is not able to be dissolved. You can never go back to being 'single' again, nor to the person you were before the vows were spoken....when you rip that ONE FLESH into two through divorce, it does not ever divide well/nor evenly. Part of you is forever with your spouse, part of your spouse is forever with you...

God hates divorce........

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:36:00 PM CDT  

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