God indeed works mysteriously, divinely, and never the way we would expect or think; ways we would at first glance, assume would make more sense. In the case of the Prophet Micah’s reference to Bethlehem, for example, Bethlehem was an extremely small village of little significance. Why in the world would the Great “I AM”, the King of Kings”, come from such a place? But as we see so often, God uses the least of these; whether it’s among the smallest towns that garnered little or no attention at all two thousand plus years ago, or a band of rough and tumble fisherman to start His Church, God is God and we are not ~ Teresa Tomeo (Lesson Three Reflection)
As I review my weekly writing in Lectio Divina, my scriptural verse “Micah 5:1-4, the amazing messages from my fellow WINE women, and Teresa Tomeo’s writing I found that “House of Bread” and “Bread of Life” came in to the forefront of my senses. Just as yeast raises up the bread, Jesus raises me up to reach heaven. The sweet smell of fresh baked bread filling my nasals brings me to the sweet smell of the Lord’s vision to fill and nurture my spiritual being. I am overwhelmed with the grace of God knowing that each time I come to His table in Mass I am nurtured and filled with all that He promises me again and again. Thanks be to the Lord God Almighty. God Is Great!
The Scripture readings and reflections by the authors have been very inspiring, but I am struggling with the “Walking with Mary” title. Although there are connections that can be made to Mary in these first three lessons, I don’t feel as if I’m walking in Mary’s footsteps. I think the next lesson might be more of what I was expecting. Thank all the ladies who have worked so hard to put this together.