How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bible Verse of the day

Sunday mass included one of my least favorite readings from Ephesians 5:21-32. "For the husband is the head of the wife...wives should submit to their husbands in everything." During his homily the priest made the comment that he's always amused by the congregations' reaction to this reading. The husbands nod in agreement to the reading and the wives glare at their husbands. He also noted that one must read the passage with the understanding of what time in history it was written. During this time wives were treated as property and this is not how it is today. The point he sees in this reading is that one(husband or wife) must listen to God first, each other second, and themselves third. Then I thought wow, imagine what the world would be like if we all were a bit less selfish.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our priest spoke about how love is a decision...every day married couples have to make the decision to love one another and he even suggested that the word "mutually" should be substituted for "submissive" meaning that the husband should put his wife's needs before his own as the wife should put his needs before hers...kind of hard to hear THAT reading and THAT homily after you've been fighting with your hubby for two days! :)

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