Luke 7:11-17 Reflection – Growing Compassion, Sorrow, Mercy and Love

Reflection on Luke 7:11-17 ~

In more intentional Christ like behavior, I have slowed my pace down. An example is to drive just over the speed limit to be more observant of pedestrians, bicycles, lights and street signs. Not surprisingly, other drivers have become impatient as I have been rear ended four times with many other near misses during the last few years. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, as God guides my rise from my “death to self”; and I see actual glimpses of growing compassion, sorrow, mercy and love.  .

The Resurrection of the Widows Son James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe Resurrection of the Widows Son, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary time Reflections

Luke 7  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain

 11 Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12 As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. 13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favorably on his people!” 17 This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 7:11-17.