GOSPEL READING: Mk 10:1-12
The Pharisees approached Jesus and questioned him to test him. Do they want to put him in prison as they did with John the Baptist? Jesus realizes that there is a trap. The Pharisees quote Moses regarding divorce. Moses does not command or encourage divorce but permits it. In his argument Jesus goes back to the time of creation. It is here that the will of God is revealed. Creation story is found in the book of creation and both Jesus and the Pharisees believed that Moses wrote the book of Genesis. In this the bond that exists between husband and wife is not one of partnership or a working relationship but it is a new entity.
The problem is not with the ideal (as God wanted it) or with the law but with the people. The people are hardhearted. Jesus gives only one remedy for this hardheartedness. The remedy is only in returning to the original intention of the Creator God. It is to return to the original plan of God. Jesus has come to re-establish the original plan of God in his proposal “the kingdom of God”.
இயேசு இவ்வுலகிற்கு வந்தது இறையாட்சியை நிருவுவதற்குத்தான். இறைவன் உலகை படைக்கும்போது கொண்டிருந்த திட்டத்தை மீண்டும் நிலைநாட்டுவதுதான் அடித்தள மனநிலை. ஒழுங்குகள் சட்டங்கள் எல்லாம் பின்வந்தவைதான். இறைதிட்டம் குடும்பத்திலும் உறவிலும் நிலைநாட்டப்படவேண்டும்.