The Word Among Us

July/August 2014 Issue

Woman of the Word

Mary as Our Model for lectio divina.

Woman of the Word: Mary as Our Model for lectio divina.

In Luke’s Gospel, a woman from the crowd raises her voice and says to Jesus, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed!” But Jesus replies, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it” (Luke 11:27, 28).

Yes, Mary bore Jesus in her womb and nursed him at her breasts. But even more important, she listened to God’s word and responded to...

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