I am a Roman Catholic, born and raised in the faith of my forefathers, confessing that Jesus the Christ, incarnate Son of God, is consubstantial in nature with God the Father. “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9-10). “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” (John 14:11).
Christ calls all his followers to that same divine union that is the nature of three persons in one God. “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you” (John: 14:20).
Marriage, created in the beginning by God, (why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body) (Gen. 2:24), has been elevated by Christ to a grace dispensing sign, a sacrament, of his union with the Church, his bride. “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast” (Mark 2:19). Jesus is the bridegroom and his followers, the Church, his bride, “For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body” (Eph. 5:23).
It is unthinkable and tantamount to sacrilege for a believer in Jesus Christ to accept a definition of marriage that encompasses any union other than that of one man and one woman. Homosexual unions may regrettably garner some form of societal acceptance, but such unions constitute neither the divine institution of marriage
nor the sacramental nature of Christian matrimony.
The writer lives in Carolina Shores, N.C.