Skip to comments.Happy Mothers Day: Queen of the Holy Ordinary
Posted on 05/09/2009 6:38:04 AM PDT by tcg
...I am awestruck by what our great God did for us and how He did it. It is truly what sets Christianity apart from every other religion. God could have chosen to take human flesh and come among us as a grown man, fully capable of taking care of Himself. But He didnt. He came to us utterly helpless and vulnerable. He came to us the same way we have all come to be through a mother.
By inhabiting the womb He proclaimed the honor and dignity of motherhood. By choosing to submit Himself to the care and authority of a mother, He put His indelible stamp of approval and merit on the vocation of motherhood. He declared it sacred and gave it the highest esteem and honor. In fact, He thought motherhood so important that He didnt want to miss out on having one Himself.
In my admiration and wonderment of the Holy Family I often forget that the normal rhythms of earthly life still existed for Mary and for Jesus. The daily tasks of motherhood remained. This God-child depended on her for His survival. He required her milk for food. He needed her to keep Him clothed, warm and bathed. He needed her constant care. She set about raising Him the way every mother does, doing the same ordinary, everyday things that must be done. There was a home to be kept, laundry to do, food to cook, dishes to wash, even diapers to change. She did all of it, and let there never be any doubt ever again that all these ordinary things are holy in Gods sight...
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Thanks To All the MOM’S out there.....Don’t know where I would be without my mom. HAPPY early MOTHER’S DAY!
Thank you God for my apostolate of Motherhood. May our heavenly mother continue to be an example of complete obedience to our Father. May we have the courage to persevere in all struggles, carry Jesus in our hearts, and serve Him, like she did.
I had never thought of it this way. What a revelation. Thank you for posting this.
HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY
What About Mary as QUEEN OF AMERICA?
Mary Is Queen of Heaven, Not Pope (part 2)
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII: ON PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY [AD CAELI REGINAM]
Some points to consider about the Queenship of Mary
No, being a junior-assistant tax-flunky in a large corporation is tedious, monotonous, and germy. Being a mother and homemaker is fascinating, at least with my children/reptiles, and we're only sick if Der Prinz brings some crud home from his place of employment.
It is thankless, though - what job isn't? - and hard on the grooming.
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