Tuesday 5 February 2013

Today's Gospel reading contains timely message for British MPs

"In the designs of Providence there are no mere coincidences" said Pope John Paul II on the first anniversary of the assassination attempt which so nearly ended his life.

For me, it's no mere coincidence that today's Gospel reading on the feast of St Agatha, contains a timely message for British MPs as they prepare to vote today on the Government's Marriage (Same Sex) Couples bill:
"And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, 'Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?' He answered, 'Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning 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. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” Matthew 19:3–12 (my emphasis)
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