As we progress through the Life of Christ icon, we come across the readings from the Second Sunday in Epiphany, Year C, to guide our ruminations. Psalm 36:5-10, Isaiah 62:1-5, and John 2:1-11, each help us appreciate the love of God and how the covenant of marriage models Christ’s love for his Church and how honoring marriage inspires us to pursue a deeper connection with the Triune God whose love for us is unfathomable.
Gotta love when the sacramental rites of the church paint a picture of grace for us–in this instance, how marriage models the eternal love Christ has for his Church. This lovely image gets picked up on in the surprising context of the new heavens and new earth in Revelation 21. Read, listen, and reflect on how God demonstrates his everlasting love for us, especially as seen in the ideal of the marriage covenant.