Meditation is an ideal way to pray. Using God's word (Lectio Divina) allows me to hear, listen and reflect on what the Lord wants to say to me - to one of his disciples - just like He did two thousand years ago.
The best time to reflect is at the beginning of the day and for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
Prior to going to sleep, read the Mass readings for the next day and then, in the morning, reflect on the Meditation offered on this website.
I hope these daily meditations allow you to know, love and imitate the Lord in a more meaningful way.
God bless you!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mt 19:3-12 Honey Boo and Ducks Too

Friday of the Nineteenth Week In Ordinary Time

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Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?"  He said in reply, "Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, '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."

The Church is so stubborn!  It's so medieval!  It's so inconsiderate of others!  Everyone should be allowed to marry the person they love, regardless of gender. 

We have all heard these accusations thrown at the Church.  But what our accusers will not do is throw them at Christ.  That's a no-no.  Why?  Because that would be much more insulting than insulting the Church.  And that's still a yes-yes!  In fact, it's one of the few yes-yes in our society today. 

It's easy to hate an institution that is already hated.  No big deal.  But if you carefully examine Christ's words, then you will see where the Church gets all its doctrines and creeds.

Have you not read...(probably not)...that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female...and the two shall become one flesh.  Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate...or distort or confuse or twist or confound!

Not all can accept this word.  There are a lot of words we find unacceptable today and "Marriage" is one of them. 

So what do we do with what we cannot accept?  We redefine it. 

Marriage no longer means what it used to mean:  an exclusive relationship between a man and a woman.  It means so much more!  And soon it will no longer mean just one man with one woman!  It will mean even more!  The more the merrier!   

Recently, I found myself watching the hideous reality show "Honey Boo Boo."  Believe me, it was the first time I ever watched it.  It was also the last time I ever watched it.   I'm more like a Duck Dynasty kind of guy!

In this one particular episode, June Shannon refused to "marry" her long time live in hubby, Mike Thompson.  So instead of a marriage ceremony, June preferred a "commitment" ceremony.  And like a fly ball in baseball, she added the politically correct sentiment that she was unopposed to gay "marriage."  Where did that come from?

Anyways, June said that the word "marriage" scared her. 

Let me get this straight.  She has four kids with this one guy and the word "marriage" scares her???  Now that's scary and totally dysfunctional! And that's the impression I got while watching this show.  The entire family is somewhat dysfunctional. 

But dysfunctional is in while traditional is out!  Soon after A&E aired this program, another program popped up.  I can't remember what it was called, but it was about young men, in their twenties, being physically attracted to older women in their 70's!

Were they born that way or did someone make them that way?  As Hillary Clinton would say: "What difference does it make!" 

There's something obviously wrong.

The best way to combat dysfunction is to know the Word of God, trust in it, and then to apply it to our lives.

Receive the word of God, not as the word of men, but, as it truly is, the word of God (Cf. 1Thes. 2:13).


  1. I hate to burst your Honey Boo Boo bubble, but I think most of the kids are from different dads! Isn't it sad we get sucked into these shows for pure "entertainment?!" I am not understanding if you are saying we should be for change and say gay marriage is just fine or we are to stick to what the Bible "originally" said. I know the Pope recently said we are not to judge. It's so confusing because these days we all have homosexual friends and we want them to be happy, but then I wrestle with the Old Testament where it states a few times a man should not lay with a man. Like you spoke about, society seems to turn things into what we want to hear and how we just think we should live without asking God. Mama June being scared of marriage is simply ridiculous after she raises four girls with this man. We are all scared of marriage, but as you said to Nick and I, it is a promise to be together forever. A commitment ceremony holds no legality and her morality would probably not be enough to stay through the hardest times when the darkness looms ahead. Go Duck Dynasty!!!

  2. Oh my!!! Really? Okay.

    It's not a sin to have friends that are different than you. In fact, it is a blessing! The most important thing is to not feel forced into having to accept everything in order to be friends with everyone.

  3. Well, all these show that we are fast approaching the time at which the Son of Man is to find no faith on earth on His return as predicted by Himself in LK 18: 8


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