October 7th, 2012
Holy Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
P: The Holy Gospel according to Mark.
C: Glory be to Thee, O Lord
And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to
divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said,
“Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” And
Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this
commandment. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and
female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What
therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. And he said
to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against
her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Let the Children Come to Me
And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples
rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the
children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of
God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child
shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.