St. Angela Merici
"We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works. We should not stay away from our assembly,
as is the custom of some, but encourage one another,
and this all the more as you see the day drawing near."
One more thing: I recently saw an interview with Opra Winfrey where she talked about her friend Gail. She said, "Everyone should have a Gail." She said Gail was the type of friend who always wanted the best for Opra,encouraged her, celebrated her successes and didn't exploit her shortcomings. In today's letter to the Hebrews, the writer emphasizes that the church is a community. We don't exist here as islands, but as connected brothers and sisters. That means we need to lean on each other now and then and encourage each other always. Jesus reminds us that what we measure out will be measured back to us abundantly. Take today to encourage another mom. Tell her she's doing a good job, listen to her struggles, and let the light of Christ shine through you!
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for the light that shines in all of my friends who support me as a mom. Help me to be a light to them in return and to encourage all women who are blessed with the vocation of motherhood. In your name I pray, Amen.