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Sunday Quote: Marriage as a foretaste of heaven

Today we share not a Pope Quote, but a beautiful passage about marriage from the Catechism that is very fitting for the joyous celebration of our Lord’s resurrection.

The grace of the sacrament of Matrimony

Christ is the source of this grace. “Just as of old God encountered his people with a covenant of love and fidelity, so our Savior, the spouse of the Church, now encounters Christian spouses through the sacrament of matrimony.” Christ dwells with them, gives them the strength to take up their crosses and so follow him, to rise again after they have fallen, to forgive one another, to bear one another’s burdens, to “be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ,” and to love one another with supernatural, tender, and fruitful love. In the joys of their love and family life he gives them here on earth a foretaste of the wedding feast of the Lamb.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1642

 

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