Tuesday October 25
Let all kinds of submission be obedience to Christ
  • Ephesians 5:21-33
  • Psalm 128:1-5
  • Luke 13:18-21

Today’s first reading describes the fundamentals of a Christian marriage. The call for husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up forsaking his own will, describes a kind of selfless love that is quite hard to do, and yet this is what Jesus expects of a husband: a selfless love. As much as the husband would love his own body, he is to love his wife. No man could love his wife as much as Christ loved us.

Can we submit our will to God? Let us examine our conscience, and identify opportunities where we can submit to Christ. The Gospel goes on to de- scribe how the mustard tree provides shelter for birds. In the same way, a bit of yeast expands the volume of flour to make a ‘little bit’ go a long way. Marriage brings two people together to live the destiny to which they have been called for within the framework outlined by Jesus, and it can impact the whole society. Such marriages create a foundation for children to grow in the manner the mustard seed would grow to be a blessing to others.

Prayer: Abba Father, impress upon our hearts the wonders of your truth, so that we can live out the life of obedience you have called us to. Amen.

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