Thursday, May 27, 2010
St. Augustine of Canterbury
St. Augustine of Canterbury was a saint who needed lots of encouragement. Sent to convert the Anglo-Saxons in England, he looked to Pope Gregory for advice and support. With a daunting task ahead of him, St. Augustine received a letter from Pope Gregory the Great who wrote: "He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps."
One more thing: In today's gospel, the blind man calls out to Jesus hoping to get his attention. When Jesus calls for him, the disciples tell Bartimaeus to have courage, that Jesus is calling him. Jesus has called you to motherhood, but did anyone tell you to have courage? Did anyone tell you there would be days you might want to throw in the towel or pull your hair out? Jesus calls Bartimaeus, but he also gives him the gift of healing. Jesus will give you the gift you need to do what he has called you to do. So, take courage and ask the Lord for what you need to make the daily steps to raise your kids.
Prayer: Dear Lord, you know my weaknesses. Like Bartimaeus, I may be blind to what keeps me from being the person and mother you want me to be. Heal my weaknesses so that I may answer your call more fully. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Augustine, pray for me.
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