THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.
Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.
April 7th – 13th 2019
The Lord who wipes away our sins
Jesus said to the crowd: “If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him/her be the first to throw a stone at her”. We live in a world that takes delight in other people’s sins, a world that is always baying for punishment and revenge. In a very real way we can understand this and accept it. And yet it has no place in our following of Christ. The Gospel story of the woman who was caught in the act of adultery and whom the Law said should be stoned to death is a wonderful revelation of the way Christ sees the person who has sinned. He does not condone her actions but with great gentleness he sets her free with the command to go and not to sin again. This is the gentleness we are called to develop towards one another while always remembering that our own sins should hold us back from throwing the first stone.
Morning Prayer, when together
Father, help us to be like Christ your Son,
who loved the world and died for our salvation.
Inspire us by his love,
guide us by his example.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
During the day, when apart
Almighty God may the grace of our sacrament
take away the sins of those
whom you enlighten with the Christian faith.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Evening/Night Prayer together
Almighty Father by the power of your Spirit
may we always remain one with your Son, Jesus Christ.
May our love for each other in marriage
shine out to give joy to the world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Questions for Action for the week
For your marriage: Is there anything in the past for which you haven’t fully forgiven your wife/husband? Work at it this week.
For others: Is there anything in the past for which you need to forgive someone else in your life? Work at it this week.