Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Blessed Are They....(a mother that is)...."

Gospel Reading today Mark 1:40-45

Food for thought today. I have been thinking of the beatitudes alot lately and these are my thoughts...

"Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!
(mothers who sacrifice the material ways of the world to take care of God's flock)

Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully. (mothers who give of themselves fully to their family, for the greatest call from the Lord is love thy neighbor as thy self...the gift of self.)

Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!(constant care for our children is nothing short of a merciful act....putting bandaids on theirs knees, holding them when they are cranky, giving them a sippy cup of water...all are acts of mercy.)

Happy are those who are pure in heart; they will see God!(when a mother has no greater desire than to care for her family, her heart is pure and full of love. There is no room for selfish desires of the flesh).

Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children!
(mothers are peacemakers by constantly picking up our homes throughout the day. By cleaning spills, organizing closets, doing dishes and laundry, these are all acts of peace because we are keeping peace in the home.)

Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the kingdom of heaven belongs to them!" (this goes for all mothers who pray only for God's will to be done in their lives and follow His ways. His ways might contradict the world's standards and you will be ridiculed for it. Rest in knowing the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to you!).

Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell you all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers. Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven. (this goes for all mothers who offer their lives for their will constantly hear jabs from others on seeming worthless or crazy. All the lies women believe in today's world will be directed to you. Be happy and know God holds the most special place in Heaven for you).

Have a blessed Thursday!

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