Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Excerpt from Gospel Reading today in Masses all over the world:
"Jesus gave the demons an order and would not let them speak, because they knew he was the Messiah." Luke 4:38-44

I take comfort in this scripture reading in Luke. Everyday we are faced with some kind of evil......wishing we were somewhere different other than at the park swinging your child while you are dripping sweat and your baby is crying because she is ready to go home and nap but the other child is crying because he isn't ready to go home, screaming at the top of our lungs at your kids in frustration hoping the neighbors didn't hear, wishing we had more materialistic "things" as you look in your closet and think "I have to wear that again", longing for a different lifestyle as you want to enjoy your glass of wine with your husband but the children are constantly nagging you for something , gossiping about a neighbor because it is a break from the ordinary routine of your day, pondering on the expectations you had for your life and how they are nothing what you expected as you are changing poopy diapers and making peanute butter and jelly sandwiches...and the list goes on. Good and Evil are alive and present in our world. We have to become "in tune" with what is from the Lord and what isn't. I have finally started to separate my actions from what is good and what is Evil. The moment I lash out at my kids in anger (which we all do from time to time) is not from the Lord. That is the very reason why we have to offer our hands and heart up to him everyday to guide us and help us discipline the way He would. I fall many times but He is right there to pick me up and to show me His way, not the ways of the flesh. I find when I go shopping or look at magazines, I long for a more worldly lifestyle, but the Lord speaks to me at dinner time with my family and says...."this is all you need. A roof over your head, a healthy loving family, food on the table, and clothes on your body."

Satan is constantly trying to pull us away from God's Will in our lives and the joy only God can give by abiding in Him. We have to be aware and "present" in the situation to differentiate which is from the Good side or the Bad side. In mothering our children, everything good is from the Lord; however, we are all human and we all fall. But we have to remember how loving and forgiving Jesus is. He is constantly there guiding us, loving us, fathering us to help mother our children and take care of our families. Know he is on your side and will help you tell the bad side to get the "hell" away! He will silence them and "not let them speak, because He is the messiah". What more could we ask for everyday to have such a powerful precense in our midst and in our heart? Be at peace knowing God has placed you exactly where you are suppose to be at this point in your life. God has called you to one of the hardest yet Holiest jobs on earth. In the world's eyes and the evil lies, Motherhood looks daunting and irritating, but in Heaven's eyes it is nothing short of heroic and glamorous.

p.s. You can also ask St. Micheal Archangel to defen you in the daily battle....what a wonderful intercessor we have from him too!
Have a blessed Wednesday!

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