Jerry was called after the prophet Jeremiah who had started his ministry of speaking out while he was young. But Jerry’s dad warned him that it isn’t easy in life to stand up for what you believe, like the many issues around marriage rights and responsibilities. When the prophet had grown old and tired he was often disillusioned with the people who wouldn’t listen. At times in his dialogue with God he said he just wanted to sit down and die.
Cursed is the man who trusts in people. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately corrupt. I, the Lord search the mind and try the heart, to give to every man/person according to his ways. Jeremiah17:5-10.
Pope Francis: A pastoral approach towards those in a civil marriage, who are divorced or remarried or living together gives the Church the responsibility to help them to understand the teaching of grace and offering them assistance so they can reach the fullness of God’s plan for them. AL 298. Political institutions and various other social groups are entrusted with helping to raise people’s awareness. So too is the Church. LS214. After reflecting consider an action response and end with prayer