If you think broadly on the statement of Jesus in today’s Gospel reading (Mt. 19:27-29), you will realize that it encompasses not only religious men and women who have left behind family and possession and more especially the right to marriage, but also the married men and women who have looked away from all others to be tied to only one. The numerical difference of 1 and 0 is not a significant one.
Come to think about it. The religious celebate person chooses no to get married for the sake of the kingdom of God, and in the same token the married man or woman chooses to look only at one partner foregoing the rest of the possibilities. This is true only when either of them keeps true to their decisions and lives in respect of the commitments they have made.
Think about it objectively.
Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD.