In this week’s readings, we are exhorted to “be holy.” We might be inclined to think that this is a lofty call only for those off in monasteries. Well, it’s not! We are all called to holiness, and for married people, the vocation of marriage is our pathway to get there.
St. Katherine Drexel said that holiness consists in “doing God’s will as he wills it, because he wills it.” For us, that is so simple that we often miss it. It is found in everyday things like:
- Doing that sink full of dishes or that load of laundry
- Being home from work on time, so you can eat with the family
- Helping with bedtime
- Taking an extra 30 seconds to text your spouse something you appreciate about them
- Saying a short prayer together before you both head out the door in the morning
- Taking time to prioritize your marriage through a retreat or enrichment program.
For more ideas on seeking holiness through marriage see: www.JoyfulMarriageProject.com.
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.