Hope for Your Marriage

The Wedding Feast at Cana – How Does This Give Hope?

God desires to pour His love, His mercy, His grace – HIS WINE – into your union.

When we do things our way; say we don’t need God in our marriage – it’s as though we are not allowing His love, mercy and grace to be poured into our union.

At Cana, during the wedding celebration, they ran out of wine (John 2:3)

This can be analogous to our marriage; when we end up in a place of hardened hearts and selfishness, it’s as though our union has run out of wine – love, mercy and grace.

But Our Lord is asking us to open our unions, open our hearts to receive His love, mercy and grace………so that we can drink in this “New Wine”.

At Cana, Jesus “saved the best for last”. Jesus wants to fill our unions with the Best Wine.

The hope? If we invite God into our marriages; strive to follow His plan – the best days of our marriages are ahead of us!!

“The virtue of hope responds to the aspiration to happiness which God has placed in the heart of every man; it takes up the hopes that inspire men’s activities and purifies them so as to order them to the Kingdom of heaven; it keeps man from discouragement; it sustains him during times of abandonment; it opens up his heart in expectation of eternal beatitude. Buoyed up by hope, he is preserved from selfishness and led to the happiness that flows from charity.”

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1818)

“Today we see how on different fronts the family is weakened and questioned. It is regarded as a model which has done its time, but which has no place in our societies; these, claiming to be modern, increasingly favor a model based on isolation.

It is true that living in family is not always easy, and can often be painful and stressful but, as I have often said referring to the Church, I prefer a wounded family that makes daily efforts to put love into play, to a society that is sick from isolationism and habitually afraid of love.

I prefer a family that makes repeated efforts to begin again, to a society that is narcissistic and obsessed with luxury and comfort. I prefer a family with tired faces from generous giving, to faces with makeup that know nothing of tenderness and compassion.”

Pope Francis, Feb. 15, 2016 (while meeting with families in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico)