“What God has joined together, no human being must separate."
This Sunday’s Gospel (Mk 10:2-16) comes on the day that marks the opening of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. Catholic bishops will meet in Rome from October 4 to October 25 to discuss issues facing families in today’s changing and increasingly secular society.
Today, as the Church seeks to experience a profound missionary renewal, there is a kind of preaching which falls to each of us as a daily responsibility. It has to do with bringing the Gospel to the people we meet, whether they be our neighbors or complete strangers. This is the informal preaching which takes place in the middle of a conversation, something along the lines of what a missionary does when visiting a home. Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others, and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey. Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation , Evangelii Gaudium