Question of the Day for Friday, June 28, 2013
What does it mean to call marriage a sacrament?
Q. My husband and I have been married more than 40 years, and I have forgotten what calling marriage a sacrament means. And where does the notion of sacrifice fit into the picture?
A. Here’s a reply from OSV columnist Msgr. M. Francis Mannion:
To call marriage a sacrament is not to say anything peculiar or esoteric. A sacrament means a sign, a symbol, an ordinary reality that points to — and embodies — something extraordinary. Calling marriage a sacrament is to say that the love of husband and wife points to something greater: the love of God for the world, the love of Christ for his Church.
Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/June24282013/tabid/8723/Default.aspx