Saturday, October 13, 2012

Observe It

Observe It

October 13, 2012
Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time

For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus.  For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3:26-28

While Jesus was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed."  He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."  Luke 11:27-28


“Do not model yourselves on the behavior of the world around you, but let your behavior change, modeled by your new wisdom.” (Romans 12:2-3)
*This is the theme of the Men's 125th Cursillo Weekend occurring now.


Luke reminds us today why there are three legs to the Tripod.  Each leg is important.  However, unless all work together, we will not have the stability to witness to the Good News that our faith requires.
It is not enough to be close to Jesus in our piety.  Nor is it our mission to be students only of the word of God in our study.  It is not sufficient if we act without a foundation in piety and study.  As the candidates of this latest Cursillo learn more about these practices and how to build them into their lives, reflect on how they are in your life as well.
This then may be considered the ninth beatitude:  "Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."  


The men of the 125th Cursillo are gathered in the San Damiano Retreat House this weekend.  Please support their efforts with your prayer, palanca and presence.

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