Thursday, October 22, 2009

DREADFUL DAYS OF MOTHERHOOD....paves your path to Holiness

Gospel reading today: Luke 12:49-53
"I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!" Luke 12:49

I was relieved when I read this verse today as we now how proof that Jesus dreaded tasks that he was given. I think we can all relate as mothers to Jesus today in the Gospel. I don't know how many days I wish things were "already a blazin' " without me having to do anything! The dreaded feeling of the days ahead of sickness and dog-beat tired when you find out you are pregnant or the days when you have been up all night with a sick one but you have to face a normal day of taking care of all your little ones. How about the dreaded 7 hour drive with screaming toddlers strapped into their car seats or the dread of another ordinary day of spills, screams, fights or in one word to sum it up CHAOS! Just as Jesus did, we dread tasks as mothers, but have to remember we have greatness to achieve through the dreaded days. We have work to be done to bring souls to meet Jesus. If life was easy and fun all of the time, we would take the good times for granted and not have anything to truly work for. Life is meant to be mundane, hard, dreadful, and tiresome sometimes but keeping your eyes focused on Heaven will help you through these days and keep you fixed on the eternal goal. Jesus' life was hard but look at the dreaded work that became fruitful.

So today, if you are in the dreaded trenches, lift your head up and look at the big picture. Your work is holy and the work you do is paving your path to sheer bliss and happiness. When you leave this earth, you will hear what we all yearn to hear someday..."well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter into the gates of Heaven." Today you are among the Saints and Angels helping you with the greatest task God can give someone on earth....seeing to every need of the Souls that He created.

Have a blessed Thursday!

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