His disciples said unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
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What then was Christ saying? He did not say, “Yes, marriage would be easier; that is what you must do.” He did not want the disciples to consider this as a commandment. So he added, “Not all receive this word but only those to whom it is given.” He raises up the matter of marriage and shows that it is important, both drawing them toward chastity and encouraging them. The Gospel of Matthew, Homily