Friday, August 13, 2010
Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus
Regardless of your politics and how you interpret today's gospel, one thing is certain. God views the church as his bride and Jesus tells us that divorce is never an option. Sure, in the old testament times there were some pretty big spats, leading to both sides walking away. But Jesus declares the new covenant and that our God will always belong to us.
One more thing: "Not all can accept this word, but only those to whom that is granted." I try not to ask my children,"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Instead I ask them, "What does God want you to do with your life?" Not everyone is called to the vocation of marriage. For those who are, Jesus has some pretty direct words. But he also says that it's not for everyone. Make sure your children know they can look to God, not just society, for direction as they grow into their adult years.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for my vocation of motherhood. Help me to live it fully as you intend. Help me to model for my children complete dependence on you for direction and purpose in my life. Guide them to the vocation you intend for them and bless them with the ability to live it fully. In your precious name I pray, Amen. Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus, pray for me.
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