Tuesday, August 25, 2009


The reading in Masses all around the world today:
"But we were gentle when we were with you, like a mother taking care of her children." Thessalonians 2:7

As St. Paul spoke to the people of Thessalonians, he described he and his disciples caring for them as a mother who takes care of her children. "Gentle. Humble. Pure". He speaks how they "encouraged and comforted the people and urged them to live the kind of life that pleases God". The desciples "worked day and night to preach the Good News of God".

So as you can see in chapter 2 of Thessalonians, the desciples compare all of their works and virtues to a mother taking care of her children. Amazing! It is right in front of our eyes in scripture the beautiful virtues a woman is given when she gives life into the world. We are natural care-takers, encouragers, gentle (not always!), comforters, hard workers....and the list of virtues go on. How blessed we are to grow closer in christ and be given these heavenly virtues from our Lord by becoming mothers. These are some of the many examples of why the Vocation of Motherhood is your greatest work on earth and your ticket to heaven. There is no greater work you can do in your lifetime than to gently, humbly, joyfully and lovingly care for your families. Your hard, sometimes grueling, work might not pay well financially but your works are priceless in Heaven's eyes.

So today, remember you are spoken about in scripture....the desciples speak of what you are doing today and everyday! That should for sure give us a kick in our step today!

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