A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

The way it was and should be

Today’s first reading (Genesis 2:18-25) reminds us of how marriage began in the first and innocent forming of the world.

More and more nowadays we are reminded of how innocence has been lost, of how hearts have become “complicated”, and of how the institution of marriage is being abused (from many directions).

As imperfect as you and I and our own lives may be, today’s first reading reminds us, without omitting the obligation of compassion, to do what we can to support and encourage all of the original ideals of marriage – emotional, spiritual, and physical – out there in society and closer to home.