Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Sunday October 7, 2018 Twenty-seventh Week of Ordinary Time OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY  WORD of the DAY   But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.  For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother [and be joined to his wife], and the two shall become one flesh.  So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate. (Mark 10: 2-16)    How shall I live this Word? A page celebrated in the Christian tradition of the debate between Jesus and the Pharisees on divorce, famous also for the delicacy of the question and for its human implications, as we saw in the last synod on the family and which gave us the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, the Joy of Love. Jesus does not enter into the discussion but brings us back to “the beginning of creation”, that is, to the fundamental project that God had in mind when He created man and woman. God had dreamed of an absolute unity for the couple. This is God’s dream for man and woman. Christian marriage, precisely because...