St. Josephine Bakhita
“How well you have set aside the commandment of God in order to uphold your tradition!"
One more thing: Today's gospel has me thinking about what I have come to accept as normal. The things that society says are ok, may not be a real reflection of God's intent for my life. Jesus talks specifically about how we treat our parents. He could have picked any topic, but he chose that one. It must be important! If I want my children to treat me well, especially as I age, then I need to model that behavior to them in the way I treat my own parents. Think I'll be giving my folks a call to say hello today!
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for the gift of my parents. Help me to always treat them with the honor and respect. Help me to foster a loving relationship with my children, so that when I am old, they will honor me out of desire not just duty. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Josephine, pray for me.