Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Why does marriage matter?

Elizabeth Scalia does a wonderful job of articulating the difference between marriage and living with one's partner, a concept that is embraced frequently by young adults today.

The Incarnate Word did not have to come to us as a baby, raised within a family unit, with a mother and a father. He could have materialized fully-grown; or he could have come to Mary, alone — or, for that matter, to Joseph, alone. It matters that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us in a commonality we recognize; not as a lofty king, but as a boy in a family, with a mom and a dad. Would he have bothered, if it didn’t matter?

See what I mean?  It's a lengthy piece, but so worth spending some time to complete.  Read it all here.

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