An Angel Kiss
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For 8 October 2022, Saturday of week 27 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 11:27-28
While Jesus was speaking, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!’ But he said, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!’
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
09 October 2022 @ 8:46 am
Oh Deb! From the lips of a mother’s! Thanks once again for a fine preaching. Not a word to waste. I hope all’s well ther on Oregon. Fall has begun her riotous dance of colors here and I hope the wind doesn’t blow them away too soon!!
09 October 2022 @ 12:15 pm
I too thought Jesus was harsh in his response. Wonderful insight into the conversation. Thanks Deb. I look forward to your preaching.
10 October 2022 @ 3:45 pm
I’ve just found this pericope so perplexing for so long. And as a Catholic, I find it hard to imagine that Jesus would disrespect his mom, especially in public, so a deeper look helped!
10 October 2022 @ 3:47 pm
Hi, Honora! And thanks for the training (grin)! Fall is here, too, if the turning trees and my over-productive tomato plants are any evidence.
12 October 2022 @ 1:07 pm
I wonder why someone in a crowd would interrupt Jesus to say what this woman did. Perhaps, she just wanted attention or to appear erudite. Jesus took what she said and turned it back on her. Mary is blessed not only because she bore and nursed Jesus, but because she followed him. Good insight, Deb.
15 October 2022 @ 6:56 am
Out of the ballpark once again. Preaching “does matter” when individuals like Deb are the herald of God’s love. Thanks Deborah