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In this time leading up to Easter, many of the “historical” shows start having specials on the life of Christ.  One problem with this- Christ was never married, no matter how much Dan Brown wishes he was.  Christ could not have been married.  He was not only the Son of God, he WAS God.  In many of the Roman and Greek god myths, we see the gods running around and sleeping around.  Christ was not one of these though.  He was fully Divine and fully Human.  This has always been known, even if it was not always apparent.

Can you imagine the scandal that would have occured if Jesus Christ, God, the Son of the Father, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords had descendants???  Could you imagine what life would be like if you were a physical descendant of Christ?  No, you see, I’m better than you are because Jesus was my great great great great great great great great great great great great great great breath great great great great great great great great great great great great great great  breath great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandfather?

This caused great scandal in his Jewish history.  The Jew’s traditionally have placed a great emphasis not only on marriage, but on family.  Christ was not married, and thus counter-cultural.  We, even if we are called to marriage, are called to be counter-cultural.  We are called to live holy lives.  We are called to defend marriage between one man and one woman.  We are called to defend life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We are called to live like Christ, whether that is imitating Christ in his Marriage to the Church, for men, in persona Christi capitas; for women, who may be called to Christ in Holy Matrimony through religious life; for married couples called to live married lives in witness of the love that Christ had for His Church.

So, Christ was not physically married to a woman here on earth.  He was God.  Let us live out the lives that he has called us to, whether through the imitation of love that he had for the church with a physical marriage to either your husband or wife, and living this out through your counter-cultural examples of preserving traditional marriage, or through a representation of his life by being married to Christ or his Bride, the Church.

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