10-07-2018 Sermon - The Vocation of Marriage

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Jesus had some pretty tough words on the subject of divorce which is especially hard for our No Fault Divorce culture to hear. I guess you could say that he set the bar high. In order for us to feel better we try to lower the bar, and to hope for God's permissiveness. But our Lord set the bar. And far more valuable than permissiveness he deals in forgiveness. In the meantime we would do better to understand marriage as a holy vocation, and not the end all to human flourishing and happiness. Only our union with Christ by faith results in our living happily ever after. As a vocation marriage points to and represents God's love toward us, and most especially to Christ the Bridegroom presenting his Bride, the Church, as pure, unblemished, and without spot...