Lenten Reflection on the 7 Last Words of Christ: “Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise.”

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We hear in the second of the last 7 words of Jesus “I promise thee, this day thou shalt be with me in Paradise.” In marriage the two become one flesh uniting themselves to aid each other towards entrance into eternal life. When husband and wife unite themselves as one in the sacrament of marriage they offer themselves as one to the Lord. God, through grace, works to bring husbands and wives to heaven together. Just as Christ will bring Dismas, the good thief, to heaven husbands and wives must work to bring each other to heaven. Uniting themselves together with the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary the two journey together towards eternal life. A quick check on a marriage is to honestly ask oneself how am I leading my spouse to God.

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