One of the most beautiful descriptions of the marriage relationship is that of the holy metaphor of Christ’s marriage to the Church. Christ as bridegroom, the Church as the bride.
Like Christ- who pours out his life for his bride, the Church- an earthly husband so also pours out his life in sacrifice for his wife that he loves. And likewise- like the Church- the earthly wife humbly serves her husband that she loves.
Amen. Lord, hear my prayer.