Four Dimensions of Marriage
To enter into the marriage and see it as a vocation, that is to say a call to a person, I will try to spot me like in a church building built by love.
Framing the doors wide open stands on the porch, which is freedom, the first fundamental of marriage. Indeed no one will come if not free, none of the sacraments that the Church offers to the Christian life can not be given in the constraint: emotional pressure of family, sense of obligation due to the social situation, meaning conventions.
The ship that we pass over to get to the center of the building to the chorus where God awaits the creative word of two people who will make a couple, the main path that goes straight towards the rising sun, is the commitment one takes forever. Marriage is indissoluble by nature, it is not by human decision to enclose the new couple in the irremediable, it is because God made new through the words and acts of the spouses permanently. Similarly baptism or confirmation that you can not remove from his life, and the sacrament of reconciliation that says “your sins are forgiven” and there is not to revisit it.
Since there are pilgrimages an ambulatory surrounding the choir of churches in my argument is the image fidelity, which gives the volume of the altar and light; fidelity in marriage that begins with a fidelity to oneself, the straying of the heart and body can not be a sustainable lifestyle choices; loyalty is therefore a self-respect in all its dimensions, but also from each other in love and trust that her door, and a respect for the shared commitment that we decided together. If the ambulatory chapels deploys it will be even richer and more attractive: the chapels of the couple’s fidelity to his friends, his children, his family.
In many churches around the nave there are aisles that can represent the fruit of the conjugal union, the fourth foundation is open to life, welcome to fertility; this will be the children that one does not choose, but it is also much larger, fruit whose number and variety balance the torque, such as wide aisles and give stability to the building: data lives in the flesh, lives received for adoption by couples undergoing suffering from infertility, reproductive life according to the talents received, accepted and implemented boldly and courageously.
Often statues offer visitors the testimony of the history of God’s people; even friends of a couple milestones in the history of their alliance, friends “before”, the friendships that home life was born, their living witnesses.
The characteristic of a vocation is to recognize where God is waiting for us and how happy he wants us to engage him and give thanks. In marriage God shows that he wants to conclude an alliance with humanity’s way of life and salvation. Those who respond to such a vocation will build a basilica or a modest chapel, no matter its volume and its outward appearance, but the construction will be constantly supported by these four fundamental dimensions, at their beauty and durability.