By Barbara E. Reid OP
In Abiding notice, Barbara Reid, OP, takes the Sunday event to each day with obtainable weekly meditations at the Lectionary readings of yr A. This selection of articles, together with Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities by means of reflections, permits readers to meditate at the connection among the sacred textual content and their day-by-day lives. residing with the observe day-to-day invitations us right into a nearer dating with Christ, the God who grew to become flesh.
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In so doing, Joseph mirrors the divine action of empathy with humankind manifested in the incarnation. Just as the Holy One rectifies the broken relationship with humanity by becoming one with us, so Joseph rescues a dishonorable and potentially deadly situation by choosing to unite himself completely to Mary. Joseph exemplifies what their son Jesus will later teach his followers: one must go far beyond what the law requires in order to truly fulfill it. This is what St. Paul calls “the obedience of faith” in his letter to the Romans.
They speak of some of their deepest thirsts: for worship, salvation, and the search for truth. They listen intently and allow their perceptions of the other to shift, just as we may need to change our former impressions of the Samaritan woman. The focus of the dialogue is not on her marital history nor is she said to be a sinner. Jesus does not tell her to go and sin no more, as he does to the man at the pool of Bethesda who had been paralyzed (John 5:14) or to the woman caught in adultery (John 8:11).
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