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11:59 Oct 12, 2013
English to Romanian translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Religion / catholica
English term or phrase:verging on slapstick
In fact, the one place Jesus discusses celibacy in the Gospels is in the context of the disciples’ concern that marriage is too hard. In Matthew 19, the Pharisees ask Jesus a legal question about grounds for divorce. Jesus responds that all divorce is akin to adultery: “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your hardness of heart, but from the beginning it was not so.”
In a moment verging on slapstick (especially when we consider that Peter had a mother-in-law), the disciples respond, “If this is the way with husbands and wives, it is not expedient to marry!” To which Jesus responds, “Not all are capable of this teaching, but only those to whom the gift is given.”