Por la dureza de corazón permitió Moisés repudiar a las mujeres; pero, al principio, no era así.
Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Mateo 19, 3-12
En aquel tiempo, se acercaron a Jesús unos fariseos y le preguntaron, para ponerlo a prueba:
«¿Es lícito a uno despedir a su mujer por cualquier motivo?».
El les respondió:
«¿No habéis leído que el Creador, en el principio, los creó hombre y mujer, y dijo: “Por eso dejará el hombre a su padre y a su madre, y se unirá a su mujer, y serán los dos una sola carne”? De modo que ya no son dos, sino una sola carne.
Pues lo que Dios ha unido, que no lo separe el hombre».
«¿Y por qué mandó Moisés darle acta de divorcio y repudiarla?».
Él les contestó:
«Por la dureza de vuestro corazón os permitió Moisés repudiar a vuestras mujeres; pero, al principio, no era así. Pero yo os digo que, si uno repudia a su mujer – no hablo de unión ilegítima – y se casa con otra, comete adulterio».
Los discípulos le replicaron:
«Si esa es la situación del hombre con la mujer, no trae cuenta casarse».
Pero él les dijo:
«No todos entienden esto, solo los que han recibido ese don. Hay eunucos que salieron así del vientre de su madre, a otros los hicieron los hombres, y hay quienes se hacen eunucos ellos mismos por el reino de los cielos. El que pueda entender, entienda».
Palabra del Señor.
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THE GLOBAL WORD OF THE DAY
READING OF THE DAY
A reading from the Book of Ezekiel
EZ 16:1-15, 60, 63
The word of the LORD came to me:
Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations.
Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem:
By origin and birth you are of the land of Canaan;
your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
As for your birth, the day you were born your navel cord was not cut;
you were neither washed with water nor anointed,
nor were you rubbed with salt, nor swathed in swaddling clothes.
No one looked on you with pity or compassion
to do any of these things for you.
Rather, you were thrown out on the ground as something loathsome,
the day you were born.
Then I passed by and saw you weltering in your blood.
I said to you: Live in your blood and grow like a plant in the field.
You grew and developed, you came to the age of puberty;
your breasts were formed, your hair had grown,
but you were still stark naked.
Again I passed by you and saw that you were now old enough for love.
So I spread the corner of my cloak over you to cover your nakedness;
I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you;
you became mine, says the Lord GOD.
Then I bathed you with water, washed away your blood,
and anointed you with oil.
I clothed you with an embroidered gown,
put sandals of fine leather on your feet;
I gave you a fine linen sash and silk robes to wear.
I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms,
a necklace about your neck, a ring in your nose,
pendants in your ears, and a glorious diadem upon your head.
Thus you were adorned with gold and silver;
your garments were of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth.
Fine flour, honey, and oil were your food.
You were exceedingly beautiful, with the dignity of a queen.
You were renowned among the nations for your beauty, perfect as it was,
because of my splendor which I had bestowed on you,
says the Lord GOD.
But you were captivated by your own beauty,
you used your renown to make yourself a harlot,
and you lavished your harlotry on every passer-by,
whose own you became.
Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl,
and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you,
that you may remember and be covered with confusion,
and that you may be utterly silenced for shame
when I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord GOD.
GOSPEL OF THE DAY
From the Gospel according to Matthew
Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying,
“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”
He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning
the Creator made them male and female and said,
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, man must not separate.”
They said to him, “Then why did Moses command
that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss her?”
He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts
Moses allowed you to divorce your wives,
but from the beginning it was not so.
I say to you, whoever divorces his wife
(unless the marriage is unlawful)
and marries another commits adultery.”
His disciples said to him,
“If that is the case of a man with his wife,
it is better not to marry.”
He answered, “Not all can accept this word,
but only those to whom that is granted.
Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so;
some, because they were made so by others;
some, because they have renounced marriage
for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.”
It is now 09:03 in Sidney, 07:03 in Manila, Shanghai and Hong Kong, 08:03 in Tokio, 07:03 in Singapure, 04:33 in Delhi, 01:03 in Cairo, 01 : 03 in Warsaw and Vienna, 02:03 in Nairobi, 00:03 in Rabat, 00:03 in Coimbra and Lisbon, 01:03 in Paris, Madrid, and Rome, and 02: 03 in Bethlehem, where Jesus, the Son of God, was born, and Jerusalem where he died and rose again.
(Web master at 01:03 am in Madrid and from Madrid – Capital of the Kingdom – Spain – Europe)