Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Living Together in the Word

Daily Readings

Reading 1 Gal 3:22-29
Responsorial Psalm Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
R(8s) The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
Gospel Lk 11:27-28
He replied, “Rather, blessed are those
who hear the word of God and observe it.”

While this may appear to be another one of the times Jesus “disses” His mother He is instead using her to show greatness.  Think about Mary’s response in Lk 1:38 I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” Mary heard the word spoken to her and she accepted what that meant for her.  It is in hearing the word of God that we are blessed and we find joy in living His word in our lives.  Our goal is union with God.  As St. Augustine says “We were made for God and our hearts are restless until they rest in…

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