A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Be like Mary

Saturdays in Ordinary Time, when not impeded by a Feast or Solemnity, are traditionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Today's Gospel (Luke 11:27-28) is simply the passage that follows yesterday's Gospel, but coincidentally it refers to Mary.

While Jesus was speaking,
a woman from the crowd called out and said to him,
“Blessed is the womb that carried you
and the breasts at which you nursed.”
He replied, “Rather, blessed are those
who hear the word of God and observe it.”

Our Lord knew well, of course, that his mother was preeminent in hearing the word of God and observing it, as she exemplified in her response to the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:38):

Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.

May we be like Mary.

May we hear the word of God continuously and observe it faithfully and lovingly.