Saturday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time


Gospel Lk 11:27-28

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."

Reflection:

I can just imagine this middle-aged mother listening to a deeply moving speech Jesus just delivered and speaking from a mother’s heart. She could identify and connect to Jesus’s mother and the wonderful blessings God bestowed on her. Jesus quickly redirects the attention of the crowd to what is more important. His mission on earth was not about the blessings of his mother, but about bringing the salvific word of God to his people. His mission brings us back in full communion with God. If we are truly listening and observing what Jesus says, we should perceive the word of God as being significant in decisions we make and how we live our lives. When we lose our way, we should reconnect through the receiving the sacraments, reading the bible, and of course praying, especially to our Mother Mary. She is most “blessed among women”.

Let us remember October 13th as the anniversary of the miracle of Fatima, where our mother asked us to pray the rosary and the angel gave us this pardon prayer.

PARDON PRAYER

MY GOD, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.


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