A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 10 June

1 Kings 19:9, 11-16; Psalm 27: 7-8a, 8b-9abc, 13-14 Matthew 5:27-32

“It is better …”

The passionate conviction in Jesus’ words hits us with force. We can be in no doubt that, for him, the commitment made through marriage vows is truly sacred. Consequently, we should do almost anything to protect that commitment. Yet where does this leave people scarred by a wounding relationship? There are no easy answers. But we should never forget how Jesus treated the one about to be stoned for adultery: never reject the sinner; reject only the sin.

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