Saturday 13 October 2018
Galatians 3:22-29. Psalm 104(105):2-7. Luke 11:27-28.
The Lord will remember his covenant forever – Psalm 104(105):2-7.
‘More blessed still are those who hear the word of God and keep it!’
The woman in the crowd spoke rightly in calling Mary the mother of God blessed – after the example of the angel Gabriel. Jesus, in his full teaching style turns this one woman’s piety into a lesson for all his hearers. He declares that ‘more blessed still are those who hear the word of God and keep it’.
With this lesson brought to us by the Word of God, let us strive today and every day to hear the word of God, and keep to the end. As we return again to God’s word day by day let us ask that our hearts be made strong. Give us courage, Lord, give us joy.