Monday, May 31, 2010
The Feast of the Visitation
Mary didn't waste any time living a life for Christ! After saying yes to God's call, she got busy doing his work. She ministered to her cousin who was elderly and pregnant. I'm sure she cooked and cleaned and did laundry while she was with Elizabeth. She was the perfect example of service to others, of the hospitality, blessing and love in the reading from Romans. By serving her kinswoman, she literally brought Christ to her.
One more thing: When you find life challenging, the best way to take your mind off your troubles is to live out the gospel by serving someone else. Gather the kids, make cards for the nursing home, take a meal to the rectory for the priests, cut the neighbor's grass, invite the children of the young mom down the street over to give her a break. (Yes, more kids!) Helping others is the best way to help yourself, and to bring Christ to them.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank your for the example of motherhood I find in your mother, Mary. Give me the grace to be more like her, always saying yes to God and serving others. In your name I pray, Amen. Mother Mary, pray for me. St. Elizabeth, pray for me.
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