Favorite quotes from Arch. Muller’s marriage essay

Fr. Z’s Blog shared a L’Osservatore Romano essay by Archbishop Muller on divorce and the sacraments. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the essay:

Those who think according to the “spirit of the world” (1 Cor 2:12) cannot understand the sacramentality of marriage.

An objectively false appeal to mercy also runs the risk of trivializing the image of God, by implying that God cannot do other than forgive.

God’s mercy does not dispense us from following his commandments or the rules of the Church.  Rather it supplies us with the grace and strength needed to fulfil them, to pick ourselves up after a fall, and to live life in its fullness according to the image of our heavenly Father.