Someone, listening to Jesus speak, is suddenly caught up in the moment and expresses her gratitude for Jesus’ mother. Blessed is the womb that carried you. Jesus blesses all who hear the Word of God and observe it. Not only does He bless those around Him, but He blesses His mother who has certainly heard the Word of God. I picture Mary teaching Jesus about the Word of God, reading to Him from the Torah, and explaining the wonders God has done for them.
For those who pray the Liturgy of Hours the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an excellent option for many Saturday mornings, reminding us of our devotion to the Blessed Mother of God. The honor God gave this simple, humble woman. She gives us the best example of a relationship with her Son. Something we should all strive to emulate.
Recall the words of the Magnificat:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness;
behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is from age to age
to those who fear him.
He has shown might with his arm,
dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.
He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones
but lifted up the lowly.
The hungry he has filled with good things;
the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped Israel his servant,
remembering his mercy,
according to his promise to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Mary directs our attention to her Son.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen