19 August 2017



Sambata in Saptamana a unsprezecea dupa Pogorarea Sfantului Duh

The Eleventh Saturday after Pentecost

Evanghelia Zilei

In vremea aceea au venit la Iisus fariseii, ispitindu-L si zicand: „Se cuvine oare ca omul sa-si lase femeia dintr'o pricina oarecare?“ Iar El, raspunzandu-le, a zis: „N'ati citit ca Acela Care i-a facut de la'nceput, barbat si femeie i-a facut?, si a zis: Pentru aceea va lasa omul pe tatal sau si pe mama sa si se va lipi de femeia sa si cei doi vor fi un trup; asa incat nu mai sunt doi, ci un singur trup. Deci, ceea ce a unit Dumnezeu, omul sa nu desparta“. Ei I-au zis: „Atunci, de ce Moise a randuit sa-i dea carte de despartire si s'o lase?“ El le-a zis: „Din pricina invartosarii inimii voastre v'a dat voie Moise sa va lasati femeile, dar la inceput n'a fost asa. Iar Eu va spun ca, in afara de vina desfranarii, oricine-si va lasa femeia si va lua alta, savarseste adulter; si cel ce a luat-o pe cea lasata, adulter savarseste“.

Ucenicii I-au zis: „Daca asa este starea omului fata de femeie, atunci nu e de folos sa se insoare“. Iar El le-a zis: „Nu toti pricep acest cuvant, ci aceia carora le este dat. Ca sunt fameni care s'au nascut asa din pantecele maicii lor; sunt fameni pe care oamenii i-au facut fameni; si sunt fameni care s'au facut ei insisi fameni de dragul imparatiei cerurilor. Cine poate intelege, sa inteleaga“. (Matei 19, 3-12)

The Daily Gospel

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.” Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.” (Matthew 19:3-12)