The Gospel for today is only two verses long. The scene picks up from yesterday’s Gospel when Jesus was preaching to the crowds. On this day as he was preaching, a woman in the crowd called out to him and cried out that his mother was “blessed” for giving birth to him and for nursing him! Jesus responds to her comment by saying: it is not enough simply to “hear” the word! What is most important is how we “live” the word each day of our lives! Hearing or listening to the “word” is easy. Putting it into practice is a daily choice and a daily decision. What do we choose to do?