This post is a part of the Catholic Wife, Catholic Life’s NFP-week series. It was originally published June 17, 2015 here.
I couldn’t say this better myself. This is beautiful:
“The beauty of marriage is that it symbolizes the love Christ has for the Church, a love that is unconditional. His love was so deep that He risked Himself for us. He loved us with an absence of fear and a presence of joy. It cost Him everything, and He gave it all willingly. This image is exemplified in the sacrament of marriage. When a couple says the words “I do,” what they are truly saying is “I love you, I give myself to you, for as Christ loves His Church, I love you.” This right here is a beautiful statement, one where the husband and wife devote themselves not just to each other, but to Christ; they boldly proclaim they will not FEAR to love.”
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