In today’s Gospel reading from the Catholic Mass (Luke 11:27-28), we hear Jesus assuring us that we are blessed when we hear and observe God’s word. I take great solace in knowing that His word will bring me blessing if only I will observe it. But, what will that take? It surely means I must hear and reflect upon God’s word. I find this in Scripture from the lips of Jesus. I find it in the prophets. I find it in His universal church. I find it in kind people of all faiths and walks of life. God’s words are abundant – if only I will hear and observe them. I wished to be blessed by His Way. It is there for me – and for all. But, we must hear it first – then act upon it. With God’s tender Grace we will most certainly do so.