Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

To Hear the Word and Keep It. Saturday 27th Week Ordinary Time

Breakfast with the word Saturday 27th Week Ordinary Time

 

Luke 11:27-28

 

 

 

To hear the word and keep it often seems very challenging. Hearing the word has since become a daily routine and activity for all of us. Today there are thousands of churches that litter all over the country.

 

There is never a day, we do not hear or listen to the word of God but where the challenge lies is to hear and keep the word.

 

The word of God teaches forgiveness, peace, love, faith even in difficulties, hope in God, power of prayers, the need to work hard, eternity etc. In the word, we have the food for life here and hereafter. But many times we neglect the word thinking it is irrelevant. Today, Jesus says that he who keeps the word is already blessed.

 

 

In the Gospel

 

In the gospel of today, as Jesus was speaking to the crowd, a woman raised her voice and proclaimed blessings to the womb that gave birth to Him and breastfed Him, but Jesus replies that those who hear the word and live on it are more blessed.

 

The woman who raised her voice must be inspired and touched by the wisdom that comes from the Lord. She must have said this out of the love of what Jesus was saying. That woman was truly inspired. She could not hold her admiration any longer. She has to voice out.

The wisdom that Jesus exhibits inspired her to proclaim a blessing even to His mother. And truly the Mother of Jesus is full of blessing.

 

Therefore, when we spend time listening to Jesus through the word, we begin to develop this love, hunger, desire and eagerness for His word. When you develop the time for the word of God, it becomes part of you. Then, in you will be this hunger and eagerness to proclaim Him to the world.

 

When you develop the love for the word of God, you will always have this motivation to make it part of your daily life.

 

In this gospel, it is not that Jesus is detesting His mother but Jesus emphasizes how important it is when we keep His word.

 

Therefore, to hear the word and keep it is more significant to Jesus than any other thing. It is more important than mere belonging to organizations and more important than being a mere churchgoer.

 

Secondly, In this statement today, Jesus invariably extols his mother. Virgin Mary said yes to the angel. She received the message from the angel and kept to it.

 

Virgin Mary also bears the word incarnate in her womb and gave the Word incarnate to the world. And Elizabeth proclaims a blessing on her that blessed is she who believed that God’s promise will come to fulfillment (Luke 1:45). So, we can see a direct link between what Elizabeth said about the Virgin Mary and what this woman said today.

 

The Virgin Mary is more blessed by totally living her life in total obedience to the word. So, despite how close we are to the Lord, what is more, important is to hear the word and keep it.

 

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To hear the word and Keep it.

 

When we hear the word and keep it, we prepare ourselves for the eternal life, we invite blessings into our lives, we keep to God’s word, and we become living saints and gospel witnesses.

 

Therefore, to hear the word and keep it is the surest way to prepare our souls for eternal life.

 

Also, when we hear the word and keep it, we live under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

 

Then, we are filled with power and spiritual gifts. In keeping the word, we become the harbingers of the good news, touching souls and saving lives for the kingdom.

 

It is the easiest way to ensure peace of mind. In essence, to hear the word and keep it is the easiest avenue to promote love, peace, forgiveness and mutual understanding among people living together.

 

This is the best way to win the heart of the father. It also guides us on how to win life challenges. It will be your light bearer even in your darkest moments.

 

Knowing the word will lead us to know that the world is more spiritual than physical and in everything we do, we so much need God. To hear the word and keep it will totally change you. Can we make the resolution to keep the word?

 

May God bless you dearest and give us the grace to keep His word. May He give you the strength to win your life challenges Amen.

 

 

 

 

49 Comments
  1. Munachimso onuoha says

    Amen πŸ™

  2. Ozoekwem Ifunanya says

    Lord I pray for the grace to do your as I hear it in the name of Jesus. Amen

  3. Jared Ogare says

    May your word remain in me and I in you O Lord, Amen

  4. Charles Ndubuisi says

    Amen

  5. Beatrice Solomon says

    Amen.

  6. Obinna says

    Amen
    Thank you Fr

  7. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Bro.

  8. Helen Marcel Isangha says

    Amen. Lord help me to hear your word and keep it through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. Thank you Jesus

  9. Uchechukwu Egbo says

    πŸ™ So help me LORD πŸ™ AMEN

  10. Ofoma Onyedikachi says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ™

  11. Ogochukwu Sylvia says

    Amen

  12. Okonkwo onyinye says

    AMEN

  13. Udenze chisom Julia says

    Amen

  14. GeraldineMary says

    Amen πŸ™

  15. Chizoba Ekwueme says

    Amen!

  16. IKECHI EMMANUEL ONYEMA says

    AMEN πŸ™
    Remain Blessed padre 🌹
    Good morning

  17. Ani Chinonyelum Emmanuella says

    Thanks Padre, God bless you

  18. David Sunday Edore says

    Amen, may God gives me the grace to hear his words and keep it.

  19. Omeje Ifebuche says

    Amen

  20. Donfack Laura says

    Amen to your word Lord and May you help me to always desire to study it day and night and the grace to keep it.

  21. Anyanwu Francisca says

    To read the word of God is not an easy thing for me. Even when I read sometimes, I sleepread. To do the word is another thing. But I pray that God will give me the courage to read and also to do the word of God.πŸ™

  22. Asibe Mary says

    Amen!

  23. Margaret Awum says

    Amen πŸ™

  24. Angela Ekere says

    Amen. So help me God

  25. AWUZIE INNOCENT S. says

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™

  26. Regina Mobu says

    Amen

  27. Carmela U. E. says

    Amen! & Amen! Thanks & God bless you too Fr.

  28. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen and may almighty God makes us to be among those people who hear the word and also be able to keep it in Jesus name we pray Amen.

  29. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says

    I pray for grace to keep your word always
    πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈπŸ™

  30. Amadi miracle says

    Amen πŸ™
    Thanks fr.

  31. John says

    My God, help me to always be the bearer and dower of your words.Amen

  32. Dr Nick Onyia says

    My merciful God, may you give me sufficient grace to hear and live by your word, as well as overcome all my physical and spiritual challenges, in Jesus name, amenπŸ™ Remain richly blessed, fr.

  33. Dr Nick Onyia says

    My merciful God, may you give me sufficient grace to hear and live by your word, as well as overcome all my physical and spiritual challenges, in Jesus mighty name, amenπŸ™ Remain richly blessed, fr.

  34. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus.

  35. Ibeawuchi Monica says

    Amen

  36. Michael Jones says

    Amen

  37. ODUNZE FRANCESS says

    Amen

  38. Christiana says

    Amen πŸ™

  39. Yolanda Malebatsane says

    Amen

  40. Ogechi Anugwom says

    Amen

  41. Nwabueze chioma says

    Amen

  42. Doris Emmanuel Ogban says

    AMEN πŸ™ thanks again πŸ™πŸŒˆ

  43. Grace Yina says

    Amen

  44. Sylvia says

    Amen

  45. Ugwu Josephine Nnenna. says

    Amen. Remain blessed.

  46. Njideka Aniagolu says

    Amen

  47. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  48. Chinwe Agwoile says

    Our Lord Jesus did not let the nice and positive comments He received derail Him from His goal: to preach the good news. He cherished His mother more because She hears God’s Word, ponders on it, and does what it commands.
    Lord Jesus, May I ask of You the grace:
    -to compliment others
    -not to beI too envious to do so
    -so, like Mary, I’ll strive to hear and do God’s will
    Heavenly Father, help me to practice the message of Christ which I since received. Help me to love and cherish all those who are members of my Parish family as well as other groups I belong to.Teach me to always do Your Holy will. Amen!!
    Daalu rinne, Padre!

  49. Michael Uzoechiena says

    Amen

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