Wednesday, March 10, 2010

No Cutting Corners in Motherhood

Gospel Reading today Mathew 5:17-19
"Remember that as long as heaven and earth last, not the least point nor the smallest detail of the Law will be done away with-not until the end of all things." Mathew 5:18

We are reminded in the gospel today the importance of every little detail when working for the Kingdom of God. In a world that likes to cut corners, this gospel reading is a contradiction to the world's standards. It tells us we can not cut any corners when living up to God's standards & laws. In motherhood, how many women like to cut corners in raising their family and taking care of their family? It is in the nitty gritty details of what we do every day as mothers and wives that is teaching our families right from wrong, to have compassion for others by caring to the ones entrusted to us. There is so much of the Law of Heaven that we are teaching just through our little acts of service throughout the day. Mother Teresa said "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies". She also says "There are so many little things which often go unnoticed by others, but are so important to the patients(children/husband) we serve. When done with love and compassion, those small things are transformed into something wonderful, priceless, and intangible".

We can't get this time back....we can't hold it in our hands or store it away. The time is NOW to use every minute given to you to do your best job in raising your children to love the Lord and to serve Him all the days of your life. By LIVING this, we teach our children to live this way. Don't think that someone else can do a better job in raising and teaching your children or that your husband is okay to fend for himself during these hard years of motherhood. It is in the little things where you find strength to rise up and be strong. To not let one day go by without trying with all your might to be the best mother and wife you can be. By doing this, you are tending the smallest details of God's Kingdom. You children and husband will be blessed abundantly for your selfless acts and service to them. Don't cut corners in Motherhood by living up to the world's standards. Build up a strong, steady and sure foundation for the Kingdom and your "home" will be secure and stand tall through the storms of life.

Blessings to you this Wednesday!

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