Friday, 31 July 2009


"For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well."

(Ps. 139. 13,14)

God has made us physical beings, with physical emotions, including our sexual ones. And he delights in his handy-work, seeing it to be very good. He has made us in his own image and likeness, with the capacity to know and love him and each other. Through his grace he raises us beyond our human limitations, so that we can share his own life and happiness.

The Son of God has shown so much love and respect for us human beings that he has become one of us. He could not have paid us people of flesh and blood a greater compliment!

God, who is love itself, blesses our love each other. By loving each other we discover something of what God is like and together draw closer to him.

The Bible frequently uses the love between husband and wife to express that between God and his people, Christ and his Church.

Through the sacrament of marriage this becomes a means to holiness. St. Paul reminds us that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit.

Today's picture expresses the goodness of human love and affection

The 'Y' formed by the hands expresses YAHWEH'S 'YES' to human love, as he holds the couple lovingly in his hands.

'Y' could also express the joy of their love and affection for each other, as they exclaim:


Isidore O.P.

Next's week picture and reflection are about sin entering the world

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