Sunday 26th August, 2012
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. G. Joshua 24:1–2, 15–18. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord—Ps 33(34):2–3, 16–23. Ephesians 5:21–32. John 6:60–69.
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‘It is the spirit that gives life.’
My son will soon marry the woman he loves. They visited us last weekend and showered us so easily with their love. Love is easy when it is mutual and unchallenged. It sits there on the surface of a relationship like a bubble of joy, gently seeping its goodness out to the world.
But there are other forms of love too—the love of the anguished parent, the love of the woman whose husband is slowly succumbing to dementia. This love flows from a well deep within, one that has filled slowly and surely over years of gentle devotion. Through faith and prayer the well has been filled with the spirit, ‘the spirit that gives life’. We pray that all marriages are blessed with love that is easy and love that endures.