A reflection on the Gospel reading for October 29, 2007 (Luke 13:10-17) by Mother Maria Michael Newe, OSB.
The Gospel today teaches us that God heals anything about us that prevents us from glorifying Him. And so we learn that each attribute has its place. I think the trouble with the hypocrites came from the fact that they tried to enslave others. Bondage leads to more bondage, while at the same time, healing also spreads from one person to the next. When we don’t respond to grace, sin grips everything… I think of sin as one of those fly tapes. We get all caught up in it, and only God can un-stick us! So allow yourself to be pulled away.