Categories: HomiliesPublished On: October 25th, 2022Tags: , 280 words8.5 min read
The Great Mystery

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The Great Mystery

The readings today are filled with mystery. The sacrament of marriage is a great mystery. The smallness of the mustard seed growing, and spreading, is a mystery. Both mysteries reflect our lives. We start out small and then with nourishment and care we grow and spread into the world.

I love to do fortieth and fiftieth wedding anniversaries because I like to invite the entire family to come forward. From this little couple a seed was planted and has grown into the large family. From this little shoot on the vine a new tree has begun. Did they plan it that way?

When the mustard seed was planted did the sower plan for it to grow? This is the mystery we see every day before us, if we notice. St. Paul encourages us to love one another. I fear too many couples fail to grow in love. It is not just the emotion but is the maturity of true love that maintains the marriage, allowing it to flourish.

True love takes time to grow. I see love as the example of the mustard seed. But it cannot grow without constant attention and care. Wives, do you trust your husband? I think you can say yes if he loves you like Christ loves His Church. This type of love is what we should desire. This is the love we want to experience. This is the love we must work for.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen