Tomorrow marks the beginning of the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia. Catholics from all over the globe will come to celebrate the theme, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
I’m pleased to have been asked to present at this year’s Congress. I’ll be speaking on God’s covenant with humankind and the divine institution of marriage.
Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in God's image and likeness (Gen 1:26-27) and concludes with a vision of the consummation of salvation history—as “the wedding feast of the Lamb” (Rev 19:7-9). Indeed, the primordial form in which humanity bears God's “image and likeness” is the marital covenant.
This covenant, we discover, has profound and practical insights into the social and spiritual dimensions of God's saving plan for the human family—and now more than ever the Church needs these implications to become applications!
I invite you to join me in praying for our Holy Father and for all in attendance, that their hearts and minds will be open and engaged in the events of this week’s World Meeting of Families.
Yours in Christ,
Scott Hahn, Ph.D.