New wine. Christ performed his first miracle at a wedding in Cana. It was “the third day” — the day of resurrection. And the name of the couple was Greg and Julie Alexander. They had run out of wine, run out of the joy of God’s love. In fact, they didn’t even know that was the purpose of their marriage, to share the joy (and the suffering) of divine love. Greg and Julie found “new wine” and they couldn’t keep it to themselves. Their story has given hope to couples around the world who have seen them on TV, heard them speak, or been part of their “marriage coaching” program.
In these times of great crisis and suffering of the vocation of marriage, I believe that the efforts of The Alexander House can be of great help in building up marriage in our Church. I commend for your good work in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially with the Covenant of Love Ministry, in regards to marriage and family life and offer my prayers for your continued activity to serve God and His people.
The Alexander House, and Covenant of Love marriage ministry , contain the medicine needed to prevent this ‘great American heart attack’ from devastating more lives. Through their own suffering and God ‘s merciful intervention, Greg and Julie Alexander have discovered how God ‘s plan for marriage is right there in the Bible and the Tradition of the Catholic Church. Now that they have this “vaccine” they need our help delivering it through the work of the Alexander House, and Covenant of Love marriage ministry.
We all have heard the expression an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I like to tell couples a date night a month keeps thedivorce lawyer away. If couples do not take time for themselves and to have fun together, marriage can turn from a joy to a burden. Please keep joy in your marriage and let Covenant of Love help.
I encourage all married couples in our parish to participate in the Covenant of Love marriage enrichment “Date Nights.”. The future of our parish and church depends upon the strength of our families and the example of Christian husbands and wives. Let Covenant of Love help you strengthen your marriage and your relationship with our Lord.