St Bride's: Soul Thoughts

January 14

"Husbands should love their wives." (Ephesians 5: 25)

There is a beautiful moment in an Orthodox wedding service when crowns are held over the heads of bride and groom. The couple's home is their kingdom, fostering the values of the kingdom of God, especially self-sacrificial love. In marriage, in friendship, and in all our relationships, we are called to die to the selfishness of sin and live for others and for God.

Father God, look with love on all those joined in the sacrament of marriage, that they may be blessed in their faithful love for each other. Amen.

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