See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
71. The Sacrament of Marriage makes the power of God’s covenant fidelity, as well as his Triune communion as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, available to a husband and a wife. This spiritual foundation gives a new and deeper rationale for biological fecundity, for welcoming children is an extension of divine generosity. In this way, we can see how the classic Augustinian “three goods of marriage” (children, fidelity, and sacrament) are all rooted in the divine plan.
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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