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dc.contributor.authorTinley, Susanen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 374en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the last half of today's gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that hearing and acting on the word of God is like building a house on rock while hearing and not acting on his word is like building a house on sand. This can be applied to marriage.  Marriage needs a strong foundation in faith and a willingness to act on that faith to survive all the storms that will inevitably come.|Belief in God and his support provides purpose and strength for the efforts required for a successful marriage.  Finding God in one's spouse provides the motive and ability to love them when he or she is not at their best and to put the spouse ahead of self.  Trust in God's unwavering love provides the ability to share and survive the pains and losses that come to every human family. Even marriages that are centered on God are not perfect because the spouses are not perfect, but they are more likely to weather the trials and pains that come their way.|The divorce data in our country is a reflection on the secularization that permeates our society. Marriages that lack a strong foundation as a result of not being centered on God are likely to be like the house built on sand, blown about with every gust of wind and unable to withstand storms.|Those with long, successful marriages centered on God can encourage younger couples by giving witness to the source of their success. We can all pray for successful marriages throughout the world which are centered on God with a firm foundation that can weather the storms of life for many, many years.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, June 25, 2015: 12th week of Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Nursingen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorTinley, Susan T.en_US Timeen_US 12en_US
dc.subject.local1Genesis 16:1-12, 15-16 or 16:6b-12, 15-16en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 106:1b-2, 3-4a, 4b-5en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 7:21-29en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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