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Saturday, November 15, 2008

CMPC #5: Sacrament of Matrimony

We have Father Simon joining us in our 5th session of CMPC because it was about Sacrament of Matrimony. Father Simon explained to us the meaning & reason of having this sacrament. Before we start our class, we had a photography session. I am not going to elaborate on who is who, but to just show you guys the lovely couples whom have been attending this course with us.

7 lovely couples + 1 leading couple + Father Simon

Sacrament is an outward sign of an inner grace. It is a sign that bring invisible changes within us. We need to go through sacraments, so that we can be sure that we are in contact with God. We need to have faith and love to go through sacraments.

Jesus himself has invented sacraments so that we may see what is unseen. This was explained in John 9:1-12:
As He walked along, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God's works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is ocming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

When He had said this, He spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man's eyes, saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam". Then he went and washed and came back able to see. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar to ask, "Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?" Some were saying, "It is he". Others were saying, "No, but it is someone like him." He kept saying, "I am the man." But they kept asking him, "Thn how were your eyes opened?"

He answered, "The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, "Go to Siloam and wash." Then I went and washed and received my sight. They said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."
Matrimony is the sacrament made by Jesus Christ to sanctify (make holy) the lawful union of a Christian man and a Christian woman.

"Being subject one to another, in the fear of Christ. Let women be subject to their husbands, as to the Lord: Because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the Church. He is the savior of His body. Therefore, as the Church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their husbands in all things.

"Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church, and delivered Himself up for it: That He might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life: That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish. So also ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself. For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the Church: Because we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be two in one flesh. This is a great sacrament; but I speak in Christ and in the Church.

"Nevertheless let every one of you in particular love his wife as himself: and let the wife fear her husband." ~Ephesians 5:21-33

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