.- Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico recently highlighted the importance of marriage, calling it âa service to life, to love, to humanity, but above all, a service to God,â who âcreated man and woman to cooperate in creation, to transmit life and to care for it.â
For this reason, he said, it is important that âfamilies always pray, because God can do much more than any of us and He can overcome all those who wish to destroyâ the family.
The cardinal spoke Dec. 11 at the 2nd Meeting of Families at the Guadalajara Convention Center.
Only prayer, education and the understanding of the mysticism of marriage on the part of spouses can counteract the attacks on the family in recent times, the cardinal said.
âIf these aspects are taken into account and put into practice, the basic cell of society that is the family will be strengthened,â he added.
Auxiliary Bishop Francisco Gonzalez-Gonzalez of Guadalajara underscored that âfamily love is not merely a passing notion, but an intense and lasting moral force that seeks the good of man, even at the cost of personal sacrifice.â
âTrue love always goes hand in hand with justice, which is so necessary for there to be peace,â he said.