Season after Pentecost | 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Genesis 2:18-24 (Psalm 8); Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16 | Semi-continuous first reading: Job 1:1, 2:1-10 (Psalm 26)
Marriage does not exist only for companionship or procreation or complementarity. It has a cruciform shape, like other ascetical practices, and is a transformative experience for the two individuals. In marriage, God intends not only to alleviate human loneliness but to effect human salvation.