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Pope's General Audience: Do not be afraid of marriage

2015-04-29

(-ONLY VIDEO-) In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the importance of marriage and the family

Reflecting on today's Gospel readings, the Pope said it's not a coincidence that Jesus chose a wedding to perform his first miracle by turning water into wine. "In this way” said the Pope, "Jesus showed His loving concern for the couple and gave a sign which has much to tell us about the meaning and importance of marriage itself.” 

SUMMARY OF CATECHESIS.

Dear Brothers and Sisters: 

 As we continue our catechesis on the family, we look to the marriage feast at Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle, changing water into wine, at the prompting of Mary his Mother.  In this way, he showed his loving concern for the couple and gave a "sign” which has much to tell us about the meaning and importance of marriage itself.  Today, society is confronted with fewer marriages.  In many countries, separation of couples is increasing, while the number of children is decreasing.  These broken marriage bonds affect the young most of all, as they come to view marriage as something temporary.  Perhaps there is a fear of failure which prevents men and women from trusting in Christ’s promise of grace in marriage and in the family.  And yet, in truth we know that almost every man and woman desires a secure and lasting relationship, a stable marriage and a happy family.  

The most effective witness to the blessing of marriage is the good life of Christian spouses and their families.  The consecration of their love by God is the font of their peace and fidelity.  To make these blessings more evident to the world, the equality enjoyed by the spouses must produce new fruit – equal opportunities in the workplace; a new valuing of motherhood and fatherhood; and a greater appreciation for the openness of families to those most in need.  Let us not be afraid to invite Jesus and Mary to the marriage feast, for Christian spouses marry not only for themselves but for the good of the community and for all of society.  

I offer an affectionate greeting to all the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors present at today’s Audience, including those from England, Ireland, Sweden, Africa, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Canada and the United States.  May your pilgrimage to the Eternal City confirm you in love for our Lord and his Church.  May God bless you all!

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