Monday, September 28, 2009

Being Amongst the Greatest....Our Children

Gospel Reading today:
"Jesus took a child, stood him by his side, and said to them, Whoever welcomes this child in my name , welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the greatest." Luke 9:46-48

Jesus is telling us today that when we lovingly welcome our children into our lives and our homes, we are welcoming Him. He is also telling us that the ones we think are small.....maybe the newborn who can't tell you his needs or the toddler who is driving you crazy.....these are the ones that seem least or small but they are actually the greatest in our lives. As I always say, our children are Jesus for us and in turn we are Jesus for them. When you give a sippy cup of water to your child, you are giving Jesus a drink of water. When you put a band-aid on your child's knee, you are caring for Jesus. When you are frantically trying to get lunch on the table while everyone is screaming and crying because they are ready for a nap, you are feeding Jesus and His flock. What you do everyday in loving and taking care of you family is sacred. You are welcoming Jesus and caring for the least of His people. The work we do as mothers is nothing short then Holy.

So today as you are thinking of where else you would like to be other than caring for you children (maybe dressed up and having lunch with a friend or flipping through the finest fabrics as a designer), remember you are actively doing God's work here on earth and your rewards will be abundant. There is nothing more important at this moment in your life than caring for your children......everything else can wait but the least among you ...your children can't wait. The time is NOW. You can't get that time back.

Have a blessed Monday!

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