St. Bernardine of Siena
Jesus set out from there and went into the district of Judea (and) across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them. The Pharisees approached and asked, "Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?" They were testing him. He said to them in reply, "What did Moses command you?" They replied, "Moses permitted him to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her." But Jesus told them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female. 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, no human being must separate" (Mark 10: 1-9).
Being committed to your team, your schoolwork and your other responsibilities are great ways to strengthen your resolve so as to be able to take on the lifelong commitment of marriage or a vocation to the consecrated life. Don’t waste your youth!
Blessed Mother, you are a wonderful example of faithful commitment. Inspire me to follow your example.
Impact Sports: Am I 100% committed to my team?
Impact Life: Am I content to just not do anything wrong? Or am I actively striving to lead others to Christ?