Thursday, May 20, 2010

Why is Christ the Bridegroom?

Q & A with Fr Job:

Question: Why is Christ called the Bridegroom?

Answer: In His preaching, Jesus Christ not only elevates marriage to its original perfection, which had been darkened by human sin, but He takes this God-established union as a symbol of His all-perfect love for the Church which He founded: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and have Himself for it: that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Eph 5:25-27).

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