Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Gospel Reading today Luke 10:38-42
"Martha, Martha! You are worried and troubled over so many things, but just one is needed. Mary has chosen the right thing." Luke 10:41-42

I think we can all find ourselves in this Gospel reading for today. There is good in both actions of Martha and Mary. Martha welcomed Jesus and Mary sat at his feet. Relating this scripture to motherhood, I think of how we welcome our children when they are born, like Martha welcoming Jesus. And then I think after welcoming our children, do we sit at the feet of them and tend to their needs? Or do we run around worried and troubled over all of the things of the world and leave our children's emotional and spiritual needs "unattended"?

There is nothing more important in your life right now than sitting at the feet of your family, making sure their needs are being met and tending to the salvation of their souls. The world will try to pull you in all different directions, making sure of it that the souls of your family are put on the back burner. But Jesus tells us there is nothing more important than welcoming him into your hearts and having a relationship with him and then next to that is caring for the souls that have been entrusted to you......your husband's soul through the sacrament of marriage and your children's soul through the gift of life and baptism.

My children are currently at my feet as we speak, so I am off to listen, love and nurture these precious little ones that have been entrusted to me by Our Father in Heaven.

Have a blessed Tuesday!

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