Sept.23/14 a heart that embraces alll

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Daily reflections: Tuesday: September 23/14

 

Gospel: Luke 8:19... here we read the story of Jesus talking to the crowd and his mother Mary comes along and is at the back of the crowd. Some in the crowd held Jesus and his mother and brothers were present and waiting to see him. Jesus surprised them with his answer when he said: “my mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and keep it.” In this way Jesus attempted to expand the thinking and the hearts of the people before him, and help them to realize that in the kingdom of God everyone is family, that everyone is brother and sister to one another, but all are included and no one is to be excluded. This was clearly I\'ve been teaching for his listeners.

 

Reflection: do you experience people as your brother and sister?

 

Prayer: Jesus the teacher, you attempted to expand the thinking and the hearts of the people who came to listen to you. I pray that by the help of God\'s grace I will expand my heart and mind and by doing so practice inclusivity and avoid excluding anyone. Amen

 

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