Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Today's Reading

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.”
Luke 11:27-28

How to read this? As an Evangelical I would have said that our Lord was deflecting praise of Mary, but as a Catholic, I see that He is explaining "why" she is to be venerated. She is our Blessed Mother not because she was some minor character who bore our Lord, but because of her great "Yes" to the angel Gabriel, that still echoes to this day, in the hearts of those striving to be faithful.

1 comment:

Aramis said...

Thank you for this reflection, I had not looked at this passage in the light that you have shed here. Thank you.