Monday, December 7, 2009


Luke 5:17-26

"Because the crowd, they could find no way to take him in. So they carried him up on the roof, made an opening in the tiles, and let him down on his bed into the middle of the group in front of Jesus."

How many of us have this much faith? How many of us go the extra mile to do our very best in our vocation and in our faith? As I read the gospel this morning, I thought to myself how lax our nation has become. If anything, we are stopping before the race is over. We have taken God out of schools, anthems, and even Christmas. How ignorant our country can be at times. There would be no Christmas if it wasn't for God and his son, Jesus! How many of us mothers (I am so guilty of this), look around to see what everyone else is doing and decide to get lax in our mothering? We say, "Oh well, everyone else lets there children do this"...when deep down in our hearts, we know we don't approve. I have gotten so lax in making sure my son, who is hearing impaired, is inundated with language and speech. We can't have a "normal" daily routine. Instead, I have to go the extra mile to work with him with his language and speech. On top of taking care of my two year old and 17 months old. Yes, it is hard but get over it, Kim! Life is hard...period. Same with our faith. We get lax in our prayers and devotion. Yes, it is hard to get up extra early as a tired mother and yes it is hard to find time to pray...but get over it! Life and faith are not suppose to be easy. If it were easy, Jesus would have been a wealthy king and died peacefully and Mary sure the heck would not have ridden a donkey for days, nine months pregnant!

So today, I challenge all mothers to go the extra mile in being the best mom you can be. I also challenge you to find that extra time to say a few more prayers and prepare for the Lord's coming this advent season. Devote your day as your feet hit the ground to the Lord. You will be amazed at how much more peaceful your heart will be when you are going the extra mile just as the Pharisees did to get in front of Jesus. Don't stand in the crowd, be at the forefront of raising your children and growing in your faith.

Blessings to you this Monday. I am so happy to be back home!

1 comment:

ek said...

Thank you, Kim! Sometimes it is so hard to avoid the secularism of this season in our society, but the more we do, the greater the rewards! Glad you and the family are home safely! Can't wait to see you on Friday!