Venerable Solanus Casey
Today's first reading sounds like St. Paul has been watching reality TV! If you check out what is glorified in popular culture it is our stomachs, our pleasures, and our shames broadcast for all to see! St. Paul says, if you'll excuse the vernacular, "What's up with that?" If I see my ultimate destination as heaven, then my behavior here on earth should reflect accordingly.
One more thing: St. Paul speaks with great love to his brothers and sisters, almost like a loving parent. We want to teach our children the same things about how to live their lives. Jesus tells us in the gospel that it's never too late to make amends. If you have gotten off on the wrong path with motherhood, make a U turn! Change course and reconcile with Christ so that we can all go rejoicing to the house of the Lord!
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for the opportunity for reconciliation with you. May I live my life as St. Paul advises and be a model for my children. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Venerable Solanus Casey, pray for me.