In today’s Gospel reading from Luke 7, Jesus reveals the truth about John the Baptist. “This is the one about whom Scripture says: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, he will prepare your way before you.”
In the first reading from Isaiah 54, the Lord gives us words we must always hang onto. Words that should fill us with hope, even in the darkest of times. At the end of the reading we hear this: “Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, My love shall never leave you nor my covenant of peace be shaken, says the LORD, who has mercy on you.”
Have you ever felt like God has forgotten you? I think we all have experienced that, even if only fleetingly. That’s why it’s so important to hang onto these promises of God. God love you. That will never change. No matter how dark a time you may find yourself in, always remember that.
Father, we thank you for your great love. May we always feel your loving arms embracing us. Amen.
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hi! Wanted to call in this morning, but left my phone at home, anyway…..
many mystics through the centuries have posited that Mary was pregnant, and then at once, (in an instant) held the Child Jesus in her arms. But beyond that, I was always taught that the human race suffered the pangs of childbirth due to the sin of Eve (and Adam) and since Mary was born sinless, then how could she possibly be subjected to this intense pain. childbirth is sort of a violent act, if you will, and I doubt that God would impose such a thing on the vessel, the new Ark of the Covenant.
Just my 2 cents….God bless you Gus! Peace, Clare