Friday, February 24, 2017


A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy,
such as he who fears God finds...

But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.
So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate."

Both the First Reading from the Book of Sirach and today's Gospel reading from Saint Mark call us to be faithful as friends, as spouses. As in any family living in community can be challenging. So many personalities, and we often bump into one another no matter how hard we try to be kind and deferential. Still even when we feel hurt, we promise not to give up on one another, imitating God who is always faithful no matter how we may fail.

Photograph by Brother Brian.