Sunday, September 12, 2010
Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Have you ever heard the expression, 'If you can't be a good example, at least you can be a horrible warning'? That's what St. Paul's letter reminds me of today. He paints a portrait of himself being completely unworthy of Christ. Yet, Christ picked him and forgave him all transgressions, so that he might testify to us as a good example.
One more thing: I think you could write a book on the parable of the prodigal son. There are so many elements and themes working here. What speaks to me today is the fact that the eldest son does not feel appreciated. Think about your own children. Do you have a squeaky wheel who gets all the attention, even if it's negative? Take a minute and appreciate the good your children do today. Be sure to let the ones who live a life of obedience know how much you love them!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your endless mercy. Help me to remember when I stray from you, that you are always willing to forgive me. Help me be an example of that mercy to my children. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Mary Most Holy, pray for me.
Posted by Catholic Mama at 1:11 PM