Hey, Wazzup?

“Hey, wazzup?”
Luke 11:37-41 “in a snailshell”

Tuesday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

After he had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat. The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal. The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside? But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.”

Luke 11:37-41

Our little friends in the garden remind us that our Maker created both the inside and outside of our beings. Simple, undivided, and whole, their generous sharing of the gifts and fruits of God’s bounty mirrors the magnanimity of the Spirit of God.

The Immaculate Virgin Mary is an icon of God’s spotless purity, simplicity, and magnanimity:

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.

Luke 1:46-48

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3 Replies to “Hey, Wazzup?”

  1. Dear GMC, in this reflection, the Snails’ voices break through to me as Mary’s voice today, especially the words, “purity is within.” It was startling to read and “hear.” An authentic and contemporary experience! Thank you, 🐌

  2. Mary and Mercy go together, as in the Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed on the Hail Mary beads:
    For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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