Saturday, October 11, 2008

Open our Hearts...

Lord, as a water lily opens itself to the sun so may we open our hearts
to you, to give you thanks and praise
for like the sun shining down
to nurture and give life, so you shine down on us with the light of countless blessings, blessings beyond measure,
generous gifts of your love, given without conditions, love that does not count the cost, to all who open their hearts to you
you never refuse the gift of your love.
May our hearts rejoice in thanking you
for the abundant goodness you share
with us for the love you give to all...amen..

Today's gospel..according Luke 11:27-28..

As JESUS was speaking, a woman spoke from the crowd and said to him, " Blessed is the one who bore you and nursed you!" JESUS replied, "Surely blessed are those who hear the word of GOD and keep it as well."

self explanation to the gospel: Blessed is the one who bore you! This woman envies the mother of Jesus and is full of admiration for his way of speaking. She is mistaken if she thinks that Jesus' relatives can be proud on his account, and she is wasting her time if she admires his words instead of making them her own. So Jesus turns her towards the Father, whose word he gives , and to herself, whom God invites to the family of his sons and daughters. As for Mary, the mother of Jesus, the one who believed(1:45), she kept all the words and deeds of the Lord in her heart(Lk 2:51)