Saturday 13th October, 2012
Galatians 3:22-29. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever. Ps 104(105):2-7. Luke 11:27-28.
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‘Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.’
It seems Jesus is insisting here how important it is for us, as disciples, to pay attention to the word, to reflect on it and so discover what it means for each one of us. Jesus was not belittling his mother. Indeed Mary has sometimes been named the first disciple. She gives us a wonderful example of faithfulness to God.
We are reminded of the story of Martha and Mary. Martha welcomed Jesus into their home, but Mary welcomed him into her heart, and Jesus said she had chosen the better way.
Jesus, may I be more attentive to your word today. May it inspire and guide me in all the decisions and actions of my day.