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July 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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Gospel text (Mt 12,46-50): Jesus said, «Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is for me brother, sister, or mother». While Jesus was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers wanted to speak to him and they waited outside. So someone said to him, «Your mother and your brothers are just outside; they want to speak with you». Jesus answered, «Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?». Then He pointed to his disciples and said, «Look! Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is for me brother, sister, or mother».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we evoke the Virgin under the popular name of Carmen. The Scripture celebrates the beauty of Mount Carmel where the prophet Elijah defended the purity of the faith. On the evangelic fragment of today’s Gospel, Jesus —our Lord— indirectly praises the purity of the faith of His Blessed Mother who, in a perfect way, fulfilled the will of the Father in.

—We Christians, have to be a sort of "bulb holder" of the Gospel through the faithful and continuous fulfillment of the will of the heavenly Father, just as our Blessed Mother shows us.

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