The first of six sessions on Marriage: a symbol of real love – a journey with the book The Wounded Healer hosted by the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission commenced on October 6.
This virtual session was facilitated by Archbishop Jason Gordon, who addressed the 76 married couples in attendance.
He identified the Holy Family as the model for each family. He said that families can be consoled by the fact that the Holy Family was not ‘perfect’ (for example, pregnancy before marriage; threats of divorce; and poverty). Participants were asked to reconsider the notion of having to be ‘perfect’ before they could be used by God. He added that while the Gospel of Matthew says, “be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect”, the Jewish meaning of perfection is not the absence of imperfection but the incorporation of imperfection.