I wish I am a bachelor
Youth life is full of happiness
A bachelor’s life is so interesting
There is no happiness after marriage
A married life is so bland
But the sun can not be overhead forever. It must go down the horizon. And all birds and animals will go to their respective nests. Flowers will not bloom forever, they will be faded and fall down.
In the same way you can not be a bachelor or a bachelorette forever. The time of marriage will come and you will become old.
what is marriage?
“It is not good for a man to live alone. I will make a suitable companion to help him” Gen. 2:18
“So a man leaves his father and mother and is united with his wife and they become one” Gen. 2:24
Thus uniting of a man and a woman is called marriage. They love each other and serve each other. Good or bad, well or ill, happy or sad they will live together till the end of life.
“So they are no longer two, but one. Man must not separate, then, what God has joined together.” Mk 10:8-9
” A man who divorces his wife and married another woman commits adultery against his wife. In the same way, a woman who divorces her husband and marries another man, commits adultery.” Mk 10:11-12
Why you should marry
” A man does well not to marry. But because there is so much immorality, every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband. A man should fulfill his duty as a husband, and a woman should fulfill her duty as a wife, and each should satisfy the other’s needs. A wife is not the master of her own body, but her husband is, in the same way a husband is not the master of his own body, but his wife is. Do not deny yourselves to each other unless you first agree to do so for a while in order to spend your time in prayer; but then resume normal marital relations. In this way you will be kept from giving into Satan’s temptation because of your lack of self-control.” I Cor. 7:1-5
According to the teaching of Paul, actually it will be better to live alone as St. Paul and other apostles did, and priests and nuns are doing,but if you cannot restraint your desires go ahead and marry_ it is better to marry then to burn with passion.
Importance of marriage
You will feel the need of marriage when the time comes. If you do not marry, you lose some dignity in the society unless you sacrifice your life for God’s Kingdom as that of priest and nuns. People will show you less respect if you do not marry. And you will be bored. You will face difficulties when you grow old. Yes your brother and sister’s children can help you but your own children and others’ are different in serving you.
So choose a suitable person for your companionship and get married.