In today's reading, Moses is sending his children off with fair warning. He has done all he can for the Israelites and as they cross over the threshold into the promised land, they are on their own. Parents know that feeling every time they drop off a tween to a party or send a child off to college. In the gospel, Christ talks again about choices. Lent is the perfect time to reflect on some of the choices we make as moms and as women.
One more thing: God never asked Moses to make the Israelites perfect people. He only asked him to do as he was told for them. The Israelites, like our own children must, made their own choices.
Prayer: Father, help me to do all I can to be the parent you want me to be. Then, help me to allow my children the freedom to make their own choices. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.