The Joyful
Mysteries of
Marriage
                              Annunciation
And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the
most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be
called the Son of God.  And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me
according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of
God.         - Luke 1:35,38,  Mark 10:14

"Be it done unto me according to thy word."  With these words heaven was married to earth.  Mary
said, "I do", and conceived a Son by her spouse, the Holy Spirit, and the world has never been the
same.  Love manifests itself within marriage in the bringing forth of offspring.  For those who cannot
conceive children physically they are to manifest their love through spiritual offspring.  When a
couple is married the Church asks them to promise to accept children lovingly from God and raise
them according to the teachings of the Church.  To which they agree without much thought yet a
large majority of professed Catholic married couples employ the use of artificial contraception.  
Has that promise made on our wedding day turned into a lie and denial of God's will?  Every human
life brought forth changes the course of human history.  If we keep our promise to God and His
Church it changes history for the good and furthers the Kingdom of God.  If we do not keep our
promise we are living a lie and helping bring about the destruction of the Kingdom.  Contraception
has no place in our marriage.  We promise to accept children willingly from God.  Be it done unto us
according to thy word.
                                 Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Etc.
           Additional clause: ...of thy womb, Jesus, who gives life to our marriage
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