Marriage is not just about our own ideas and plans, but instead is about our answer to God's call about how we live our life – as our vocation. Though we often associate the term with religious people – priests and nuns and such – the truth is, each of us is called by God to a vocation. For many, it is the lifelong covenant that is marriage.
If the married couple remains open to the grace of the sacrament, they go on to be a sign of the communion of the trinity and of Christ's union with the Church. God gives us the grace to be able to live out his plan for marriage. Read more.
We might not think of our decision to marry as a response to God's call, but when we do, it will make life far more meaningful. At moments of great satisfaction, we realize that accomplishment depends as much on God as on us. On the other hand, moments of great doubt are tempered, when we know that – this being more God's brainchild than ours – He will give us what we need to get through. Read more. (Spanish)
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"Christian life includes obligations beyond the family circle. For children to learn the true meaning of abundant life in Christ (cf. Jn 10:10), they need to know the joy of contributing to the common good: in the home, in the neighborhood, in the Church, and in society. Duty is an anchor in what seems an ocean of chaos." - Follow the Way of Love