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dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Maureen McCannen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 364en_US
dc.description.abstract"Father, you prepared the heart of the Virgin Mary to be a fitting home for your Holy Spirit. By her prayers may we become a more worthy temple of your glory." Opening Prayer, June 12 Liturgy||What an invitation to simplicity this prayer is. God prepared Mary's heart to be a "fitting home." How simple that sounds and reachable for us as a goal. And, the prayer continues "may we become a more worthy temple for God's love." More worthy. Not perfect. Not sinless. Simply more worthy.|This prayer captures the spirit of today's celebration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a sometimes quizzical title for a glorious celebration. An "immaculate heart"? If I think of an immaculate house as one that is uncluttered and clear of debris, then I can see that Mary's uncluttered heart was clear of anything other than her joy in giving glory to God.|Mary lived with her feet planted firmly in this world, and yet with her heart directed to God. She wasn't protected from the pains and challenges of this world. Instead she entered into them to the fullest and trusted in God.|That's just what we are invited to do in the celebration of Mary's uncluttered heart and in today's gospel. Jesus isn't urging us to live our lives swearing by heaven and making a flashy show of our devotion. Instead Jesus encourages us simply to carry out the vows we have made to the Lord. "Let your word be 'Yes' if 'Yes' or 'No' if 'No.'" In other words, keep it simple and honest. Trust in God that we don't need to wrap our promises in grandiose language and impossible goals. God will love and care for us regardless of how we ask.|Today we celebrate with Mary her uncluttered-ness and her simplicity as she proclaims in her prayer, "My soul proclaims the greatness of theen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherImmaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Maryen_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, June 12, 1999: Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (10th week in Ordinary Time).en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitUniversity Ministryen_US
dc.program.unitCollaborative Ministryen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorWaldron, Maureen McCannen_US Timeen_US 10en_US
dc.subject.local12 Corinthians 5:14-21en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 5:33-37en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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