May 24, Friday Weekday

Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands. — Psalm 119:35

Mass Readings: Sirach 6:5-17/Mark 10:1-12

Beyond Minimum Wage

Minimum-wage legislation attempts to protect employees from exploitation. It’s not intended to preclude or discourage payment of fair wages. Employers who stubbornly refuse to go beyond minimum wage may be on the right side of the law, but are unlikely to win “Employer of the Year” awards!

To protect victims, Mosaic Law tolerated divorce under certain circumstances. In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees used this concession to see how low they could stoop without violating the letter of the law. Jesus’ response was to raise their sights to the Law-Giver’s original intention for marriage. Author C. S. Lewis warned, “Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.” Divorce is never God’s intention; nor is simply staying together in marriage without striving to grow in oneness. Let’s move beyond “minimum wage” thinking to a “maximum love” mentality.

Prayer: God of Love, help me to love as You do: unselfishly, unstintingly, unconditionally.

Courtesy of Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/MyDailyVisitor/tabid/7626/Default.aspx

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