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The Little Way

13 Sep

aaaDo you remember your wedding day? Your honeymoon?  We were so mindful of our spouse and each of us would have given our lives to save the other if necessary.

Fortunately, many of us will never be asked to lay down our lives for the sake of our spouse. But we are asked every day to do so in smaller ways. Jesus gives us incredible advice to keep the flames of marriage burning bright in this week’s Gospel: “The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones.” The pathway to a great marriage is through the small daily things.

This week, let’s prioritize the “little things”–often hidden–that make your spouse feel cherished or respected:

  • Hiding a written love note in his lunch bag
  • Getting her a cup of coffee in the morning
  • Wearing that shirt and tie she bought you for Christmas
  • Affirming his daily hard work for the family

The foregoing is this week’s installment of the “Marriage Minute,” produced by the Marriage and Family Life Office of the Archdiocese, which attempts to view the Sunday readings through the lens of the Sacrament of Marriage.