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Today July 26, 2007, is the feast day of St. Joachim and St. Anne – the grandparents of Jesus (Mary’s parents), according to reliable early Church tradition.
In today’s Gospel reading Jesus hearkens back to the words of Isaiah: “You shall indeed hear but not understand, you shall indeed look but never see…” Then Jesus says to His disciples: “But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.” Mt 13:10-17
Just as Joachim and Anne passed on the Sacred Traditions of their faith to their daughter Mary, so those of us who are Pro – Life are indebted to God and people around us (our parents, our grandparents and others) who witnessed to Pro – Life teaching and lived it, enabling us to see and hear the beautiful mystery of human life which wells up around us. We are blessed to have received this sacred message concerning the dignity of human life from our Church, especially in this modern time of moral turbulence and uncertainty. We have an Infant Christ to gaze upon. We have a Gospel of Life to listen to.
Thank You Lord for guiding Your Church through the moral confusion of our time towards our true and lasting heritage; A Holy Culture of Life.
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