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dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Luis, S.J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-09T18:08:44Z
dc.date.available2014-06-09T18:08:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-08en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 358en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 573 (Gospel)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/50563
dc.description.abstractIn celebrating Mary's immaculate heart, we celebrate her single-heartedness. Sin divides our heart between self and God, making us no longer single-hearted, no longer immaculate of heart. But, as with any other time when we honor Mary, we run the risk of making her distant and inimitable, precisely as we mean to exalt her: congratulations, Mary, but we are not in the same league.||So today I want to bring up another dimension of Mary's heart, a dimension that helps us realize that she is very much in our league, a dimension that is hinted at the end of today's gospel reading, namely, her pondering heart: his mother kept all these things in her heart.|Mary faced a number of situations she did not understand. We are told explicitly this much at the Nativity and in the episode narrated in today's gospel reading. Implicitly we are told the same when she hears Simeon's prediction, when her Son appears to be telling her at the Cana wedding this is none of our business, when she hears Jesus say who is my mother?, and most of all at the foot of the cross. But Mary kept moving on without understanding, pondering in her heart.|Her steadfastness, her single-heartedness was not based on external evidence, but on trust. Her pondering in her heart without understanding had led her to not needing to understand -how could a mother understand that her innocent Son is being cruelly executed? Being sure and being assured are not the same thing. Being sure speaks of understanding, which rests on evidence. Being assured speaks of an inner stance, which rests on trust. Mary was assured, even when she could not be sure.|Mary was steeped in a trust born of her pondering heart, her immaculate undivided heart.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.relation.urihttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/64839
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherImmaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Maryen_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, June 8, 2013: Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (9th week in Ordinary Time).en_US
dc.typeEssay
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.date.day8en_US
dc.date.year2013en_US
dc.date.monthJuneen_US
dc.program.unitCreighton University Medical Centeren_US
dc.program.unitChaplainen_US
dc.program.unitJesuit Communityen_US
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.htmlen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorRodriguez, Luis, S.J.en_US
dc.date.daynameSaturdayen_US
dc.date.seasonOrdinary Timeen_US
dc.date.weekWeek: 9en_US
dc.relation.nexthttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/50578
dc.relation.previoushttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/50548
dc.subject.local1Tobit 12:1, 5-15, 20en_US
dc.subject.local2Tobit 13:2, 6efgh, 7, 8en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 2:41-51en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
dc.date.cycleYear Ien_US


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