When a man and a woman come together in marriage two things happen as we read in the book of Genesis 2:24. First, the man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife. Second, the two of them become one body. It’s sort of like leaving something good behind for something even better.
In the Gospel today Jesus says that he did not come to abolish the old covenant but rather to fulfill it. He is not leaving the old law behind but he is making it better. The Catechism of the Catholic Church #129 says; “The Old Testament is fulfilled in the New and the New Testament is revealed by the Old.” Jesus is the revelation spoken of by the prophets in the Old Testament.
Jesus changed the heart of his two disciples on the road to Emmaus when he opened the scripture to them. This would have been from the Old Testament which is all they had at the time. “And Jesus interpreted for them every passage of Scripture which referred to Him.” (Luke 24:27). Let us then never neglect the Old Testament in our study of the Word of God. Let it point us to the messiah as it did the disciples on the way. Like them, let us always recognize Him in the breaking of the bread.
St. Joseph, pray for us !
DeColores, Deacon Doug