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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

Octomber 13, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Joel 4:12-21
Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
Luke 11:27-28

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's gospel we are given a peek at a hidden contrast that shows the true wonder of God's love for us.

We hear a woman in the crowd tell Jesus how blessed was the womb that gave birth to Him and also how blessed were the breasts that nursed Him. We certainly know that in the virgin birth and the work Mary did raising her son, that she was truly blessed and obedient in doing God's work. But the fact here is that the womb and a woman's breast can only bring life for a short while. At best, we might live to be ninety-something years old.

Then we hear Jesus say that the truly blessed are those who hear His words and obey them. And this is where the contrast is revealed to us: while the womb and breasts, both of which are blessed, bring life, it is not eternal as only The Word can bring life.

Our Creator has given women's bodies the wonderful and blessed gift of bringing forth new life. But more so, His love for us has made us more blessed than anything when we hear the words of our Lord and follow them, for this brings life without end.

- Don Claunch, SFO |
email: dlclaunch(at)bresnan(dot)net

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