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Monday, November 11, 2013

Pray for Marriages (Steadfast in love)

Greetings Prayer Warriors, 

I don’t consider myself wise, but I do know wisdom when I read it!  The following is a quote from the late, now Venerable,  Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.*  It’s simply right on point. 

Marriage is not a contract based on mood. Nothing permanent will ever be done on the basis of moods. On that basis a farmer could not plant potatoes, because—who knows?—maybe next week he will be in a tomato mood. Houses could never be constructed, nor bridges built, because the builder’s mood might change.  A man who marries a woman thinking he will divorce her when his mood changes is also capable marrying and thinking that he might murder her. No other contract in the world is subject to alteration when the mood changes. No businessman can ever have dealings with another businessman with the proviso that everything will be off if a wrong mood, created by a tweed coat or a mauve necktie, intervenes. Nobody will ever get anything right if everybody’s mood is to be equally wrong. The multiplication table does not depend on taste, nor income taxes on our feelings, nor bank trusts on our moods. Then why should marriage, which is the root and ground of all human institutions, even the State, be based on moods?

But now you must put them all away: anger, fury, malice, slander, and obscene language out of your mouths. Stop lying to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed, for knowledge, in the image of its creator. Colossians 3:8-10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Lord, bless all marriages, that all may grow in love, act in love (regardless of mood), remain steadfast, and abound in joy. 

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Regardless of your mood, pass it on!!

*Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen - The Whit & Wisdom of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen p.21