The two natures: Reflection for marriages: Luke 17: 20-25

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The Kingdom of God is within you.

From the Gospel according to Luke
Lk 17:20-25

Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus said in reply, “The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed,
and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.”

Then he said to his disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. There will be those who will say to you, ‘Look, there he is,’ or ‘Look, here he is.’ Do not go off, do not run in pursuit. For just as lightning flashes
and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation.”


The Gospel of the Lord.


The Two Natures.

The Kingdom of God is among us because The Sanctifying Grace allows us to partake in it. We could say that Christ has unlocked the gates of heaven, and there exists a common space shared by human and divine nature. That’s how the Kingdom of God is among us.


Applied to married life:

John: I sense the grace of God. I do things that were unthinkable with my own strength. It’s true that the kingdom of God is here.

Martha: It’s true. The grace of God is evident in the Eucharist, in Confession, in our sacrament… It’s real. It acts within us.

John: I am a witness to your transformation and the fruits of the grace through you.

Martha: I am also a witness to yours.



The Kingdom of God is already here. We are witnesses! Hallelujah!

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