Ord. Wk 27th,  Saturday, 14th October,2017  (Lk 11:27-28)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Mary‘s Fidelity: In today’s Gospel, the crowd affirms that Jesus is a great “blessing” to His mother, Mary.  Jesus response by affirming that the greater blessings come from our fidelity to God’s Word that brings eternal Salvation.  Ponder on all the material “blessings” of your life.  Are not the most precious blessings those that bring us closer to God?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J

As Jesus was speaking, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said, ‘Blessed the womb that bore you and the breasts that fed you!’

But he replied, ‘More blessed still are those who hear the word of God and keep it!’ 

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • What does hearing the Word of God and living it mean? It means putting God at the centre of our lives and making Him our first love in everything. 

  • Christ has shown us how to live as fully and selflessly as we can, to the point of laying down His life for His Father’s Greater Glory.

  • How are we living our daily lives?  Do we live the Word of God as expressed above, and see how all relationships can only grow and mature if we have God at the centre of our lives?