I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Reflection for Saturday June 17, Tenth Week in Ordinary Time: Matthew 5:33-37

Gospel: Matthew 5:33-37
Jesus said to his disciples: "You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow. But I say to you, do not swear at all; not by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the Evil One."
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What is the secret to a successful marriage? Simple and that is not to break the vows of marriage that goes: 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." This is basically one of the secret to a successful marriage.

Nowadays the vows of marriage are violated with impunity this is the reason why many marriages is being torn apart. But we have nothing to blame except ourselves for many of us don’t value it anymore.

In our gospel for this Saturday Jesus tells us to make good to the Lord all that we have vowed and this surely include our marriage vows. Which we stated before the Lord in the person of the priest who acts on behalf of Jesus.

Jesus also tells us not to swear or promise. Why? For the simple reason that swears and promises are made to be broken. Instead of swearing or promising let us simply do what we have to do in doing so we gain the respect and admiration of our fellowmen. In hindsight isn’t true that our actions speak louder than our words?

In married life or in any instance of life actions of love are always more powerful than words of love.  – Marino J. Dasmarinas   

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