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One Greater than Solomon

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At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. (Luke 11:31)

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The Holy Spirit as Gift

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… how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him (Luke 11:13)

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My mother and my brothers … (Luke 8:21)

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My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it. (Luke 8:21)

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Like Mary’s Heart

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But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance. (Luke 8:15)

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And Jesus Had Compassion on Her (Luke 7:11-17)

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And the dead young man sat up and began to speak and Jesus gave him to his mother (Luke 7:15)

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From the Fulness of One’s Heart

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We’ve seen how Luke uses certain sayings of the Lord which in Matthew would have been applicable to the hypocritical Pharisees as warnings to his own disciples. In yesterday’s readings, the saying about blind guides leading the blind — which in Matthew is made in reference to the Pharisees — is used in Luke as a warning to those who presume to correct the faults of their brothers.

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The New and the Old

Jesus’ characterization of his group’s life-style is interesting. Eating and drinking is a sign of fellowship, a celebration of the gifts that God showers on those who love Him. Every Jewish feast is an anticipation of the blessings God reserves for the last days. Here in the midst of His group, Jesus is “the Last Day”, in Him, God generously bestows His blessings to everyone.

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