"What God has joined together, no human being must separate.”
Illustration Francesc Badia
Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel text Mk 10:1-12
The Pharisees approached him and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” They were testing him. He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” They replied, “Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her.” But Jesus told them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment."
Today the Pharisees come back again to set a trap for Jesus. Ironically they claim that Moses approved the divorce. But Jesus does reply: -In that case God had to acquiesce because of your hard and selfish heart.
-God did not create marriage for divorce, but for Love: that authentic love that neither stops burning nor is finished!