May 082013

A Widow’s Son is Raised from the Dead

With insights on the Sunday Gospel Readings from the Revelations to Maria Valtorta

Year C  June 9, 2013

10th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading: Luke 7:11-17

Other Readings: 1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13; Galatians 1:11-19

From the Evangelical Catholic Study Bible and the Poem of the Man-God Vol. 2, sec.189/p.252

Jesus raises a Widow’s Son from the Dead.

Luke 7:11 And it came to pass afterwards, that He went into a city that is called Nain, and there went with Him His Disciples and a great crowd. 12 And when He came near to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow.  And a great crowd of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, being moved with mercy towards her, He said to her:  Weep not. 14 And He came near and touched the funeral bier.  And they who carried it stopped and stood still.  And He said:  Young man, I say to you, arise! 15 And he who was dead sat up and began to speak.  And He gave him to his mother. 16 And there came a holy fear on them all, and they glorified God, saying:  A great prophet has risen up among us!  And: God has visited His people! 17 And this rumor about Him went forth throughout all Judea and throughout all the country round about. 18 And John’s disciples told him of all these things. [John has just been imprisoned for the second time in Machaerus but was being watched over and informed by the Bethlehem shepherd disciples.  Four months later, in August AD 32, he would be beheaded.]

From the Rest of the Gospel Story and the Poem of the Man-God: Vol. 2  sec.189/p.252  Bold text are insights from the Poem of the Man-God.

Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son from the Dead.

Luke 7:11‑18        

After having passed through Endor, they head for Nain (2 miles).  Here Jesus raises a young man, the only son of a widow, from the dead.  Having seen the widow in agony “and being moved with mercy towards her,” Jesus’ eyes fill with tears.  When asked why He is weeping, Jesus replies, “I am thinking of My Mother.” The Baptist, though in prison, is being kept informed by the shepherd disciples.  They then arrive in the plain of Esdraelon to visit the oppressed servants of young Doras.