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Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it

Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.    Throughout his Gospel, Luke gives special honor to Jesus’ mother, the Virgin Mary.   In the opening chapter, the angel calls her highly favored, and Elizabeth proclaims Mary to be blessed among women.   Many chapters later, in today’s reading (Luke 11:28), we see a similar comment from a woman in the crowd. As the woman said, Mary indeed had the...

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Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.  No wonder this woman is excited.   Jesus has just shown that he has power to cast out evil spirits (Luke 11:14).   That’s pretty impressive!   Still, the woman seems underinformed.   She praises Jesus by remarking how blessed his mother is to have him for a son.   But there is more to Jesus than just the story of a local boy who gains celebrity.   So Jesus responds by asking her to...

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