See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
36. Scripture has many complementary and overlapping ways of describing God’s love, but marriage is foremost among them. The covenant between God and his people — first Israel and then the Church — is like a marriage. This marriage is not always easy, but human sin never has the last word. God’s fidelity reveals what true love and fidelity look like. Jesus Christ, who welcomes all of us into membership in God’s family, gives us a new and unexpected definition of love, giving us new possibilities for living.
In its introduction, the document says its aim is to present “Catholic teaching in a way that is fresh, insightful, and accessible to contemporary Catholics and all people of good will.” The catechesis “offers a narrative beginning with our creation, soberly noting our fall and the challenges we face, but emphasizing God’s plan for our salvation. Love is our mission, and it is by loving God and one another that we will be fully alive.”
Each day in CatholicPhilly.com’s World Meeting of Families section you can reflect on the official Catholic teaching on the family presented in the catechesis, pray a special prayer together as a family or individually, and stay on top of breaking news about the events coming Sept. 22-27, 2015.
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