Thursday, July 8, 2010
St. Gregory Grassi and companions
God knows what it is like to be a parent. In the first reading today, he speaks of Israel as his child. He cares for it and gives it everything it needs, but still it turns away from him.
One more thing: Although God is disappointed and hurt by Israel, he does not display his anger and wrath. We as moms have the perfect model for parenting in our creator. He gives absolute love to his children, always! If only we could show the same love...especially to our teens. Parents ride teens pretty hard sometimes. If you are dealing with disappointment or your own sense of loss as your teen becomes his own person, re-read the first reading and imagine yourself giving them the love and open arms that God gives, no matter what they have done or how they behave.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank you for your unending love for me! You call me back to you no matter what I have done. Help me to show the same love to my children, especially my teens. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Gregory Grassi, pray for me.
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