Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The birth of every child is a wondrous beginning. Did Mary's parents have any idea that their child would grow to be the mother of our Lord? If they did, would they have loved her any more?
One more thing: Church tradition says that Mary was an answer to prayer for her barren parents. How many of us have prayed for our lives to be blessed by a child? Mary was indeed a blessing not only to her parents, but to all of mankind. On this day of celebration of Mary's birth, try to remember the longing you had for your own child. Let us never forget that despite the demands they place on us moms, each child is a blessing with a wondrous beginning as each day unfolds.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for sending Mary to be the mother of my Lord. Help me to always remember what a blessing my children are to me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Mary, my heavenly mother, pray for me.