(Part 7)



October 7, 2018

Today’s readings:

Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 128:1-6
Hebrews 2:9-11
Mark 10:2-16

The family is a creation of God. God brings together a man and a woman and makes them one, to be the start of a new family. “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.” (Gn 2:24).

This profound and mysterious union is intended by God to be permanent. But sinful humanity is often disobedient to God’s commands. Such was the case with the Israelites. Due to the hardness of their hearts, Moses was forced to allow divorce. Jesus needed to reiterate God’s basic command, which was from the very beginning according to the plan of God (Mk 10:6-9). Today, Christians have accepted divorce, which has become widespread. Divorce and remarriage constitute adultery (Mk 10:11-12), a very serious sin.

The place of children at that time was also not well appreciated. Children were second-class. Thus the disciples rebuked people who were bringing children to Jesus (Mk 10:13). Jesus was angry at them and said, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mk 10:14).

What is the intent of God for those who fear the Lord and walk in His ways, as regards his family? They are blessed! (Ps 128:1). “Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your home, your children like young olive plants around your table.” (Ps 128:3). They will prosper (Ps 128:2).

Indeed, we are children of God. And Jesus “is not ashamed to call (us) ‘brothers’” (Heb 2:11b).

Our call is to be families on mission. We work on the stability and strength of our family, so that we can go forth to serve the Lord, especially in the area of evangelization and mission. There will be many challenges, and there will be suffering. But we walk the path of Jesus the Savior, as we proclaim his salvation to all, so that they might attain to glory. “For it was fitting that he, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the leader to their salvation perfect through suffering.” (Heb 2:10).

As families on mission we say, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” With such declaration and conviction, we receive God’s blessing upon our family and upon our work. “May the Lord bless you from Zion, may you see Jerusalem’s prosperity all the days of your life, and live to see your children’s children.” (Ps 128:5-6a).


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