Please help this new Catholic of 3 years understand what it means to be the Bride of Christ.
While a catechumen in RCIA, I was excited to learn that marriage was a Sacrament that was given to us to bring us closer to God.
Sadly, I am divorced and have not experienced nor have witnessed many marriages that are sacramental in nature. Thus, I am confused as to what marriage to Christ will look like.
During my dark years before God brought me into the fold, marriage was the “license” you got so that you could be sexually free with another and not in sin. That’s pretty much it…nothing about bringing God the glory in the union. It was all quite selfish.
I questioned a cradle Catholic friend about my concern, and he said that the Eucharist was sexual in nature. I am confused. I do not believe that there will be anything sexual with God. As far as I can guess, sex as we know it is symbolic if anything of what to expect with our LORD in heaven.
So my question stands, what will marriage to our God be like?