So many times, I ponder my life and the things I have witnessed in regards to my Catholic Faith. When I look at the beauty of God’s creation and the blessings I have received in the form of my children, I can’t help but thank our Lord Jesus Christ for them and our Holy Mother Mary for her dedication to God. For her response to Him in just one word, YES, meaning the salvation for not only myself, but for my children and all God’s children.
The other day, as I was sitting pondering how difficult my life has truly been, because of the choices I have made, my little four year old Chloe came walking around the corner. When my eyes seen her in all her innocence, I could not help but place myself in our Holy Mothers shoes and look on my child with only the love I have in my heart. I came very close to breaking down and sobbing openly at the thought of my child, persecuted by this world in the same way our Lord, our Virgin Mothers Son was and was reduced to pure repentance for anything and everything I have ever said and done against our Holy Mother and my Lord Jesus Christ. The things I have done and the difficulty’s I have faced mean nothing when I look into her eyes and her life. To be given such a gift from God came with such a heavy cross in which she started to carry even before the birth of our Savior.
I thought of how our Holy Mother Mary used to hold our Lord, fix His meals, make sure he had clean clothing to wear and love Him as a mother could love her Child. All the Motherly attributes and all through her humility, ensuring her Child, a place in this world just to be set apart to die for my sins and the sins of the world. How the burden she carried must have been so great to know in her heart, the fate of her only Son. “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19
So many times I look at my own children and pray so many ways and times, they could understand the love I have for them, is nothing compared to the love God has for them. I pray they come to understand this world is just temporary and eternity with Christ is the final goal in which my hope for them rests.
“Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.” Luke 23:28
I pray for my children. My children, my hope to grow under the wing of the Holy Spirit as they do not truly belong to me, but belong to God as He is the keeper of all souls. I pray for all children in this world that they come to understand this and place their love for self, behind and place their love for God, above all things so everything then in their lives come to fall into place behind the lead of our Lord Jesus Christ.