If there’s a good side to the current debate about marriage, it’s probably clarity. The caricatures and stereotypes of Christianity are ugly. Some people have believed the slander, and have (understandably) rejected what they (mis)understand the Faith to be.
But other people have rejected the slander. Because they know better. Their experience of Christians, or their lived experience as Christians, tells them these caricatures and stereotypes are simply not true.
So what is the truth? What do we actually believe about marriage?
That’s the point of the readings for Sunday. They’re the heart of our understanding of marriage. Of what we actually believe.
And why this this seemingly non-descript Sunday - buried deep in the endless green of Ordinary Time - is so important.