31“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Christ and the church are one flesh.
I pray for Your holy church Lord. You have, and are, and will work wonders of grace in the lives of Your people. Help me to love them all with the self sacrificial love that You displayed on the cross. Father I am aware of the need for Your church both local and universal to be “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all”
You have told us that the world will recognize us by our love. A love that is surpassing human ability. Start the work in me. In Jesus name I pray.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.