Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ask not what your mother can do for you...

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13: 1

Last night my husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a home mass with a group of eleven dear friends. The evening started with the recitation of the rosary, then mass, finished with a wonderful meal.

When I walked into the kitchen to help with the meal preparation I saw a plaque on the wall; it was a Mother’s day gift from the host's son and when I read it I thought of our Blessed Mother.

"Ask not what your Mother can do for you,
But what you can do for your Mother. "

This simple message said so much to me. I thought of a mother's love and it was a gentle reminder to pray for for the gift of love, not only for myself and my family, but for the world as a whole.

"Dear children! Today I call you to love with all your heart and with all your soul. Pray for the gift of love, because when the soul loves it calls my Son to itself. My Son does not refuse those who call Him and who desire to live according to Him. Pray for those who do not comprehend love, who do not understand what it means to love. Pray that God may be their Father and not their Judge. My children, you be my apostles, be my river of love. I need you. Thank you." BVM , Medjugorje, March 18, 2010 Message


kam said...

A few years ago we had the opportunity to attend an in house Mass. The priest, a good friend of the people whose house we were at is almost completly blind, but he had his Mass kit which he pulled out and set up perfectly. It was a joy to watch and a gift to attend a beautiful Mass. No braille books, he has the Mass and Gospel memorized! You were given two gifts that night. Thanks for sharing with us.

the booklady said...

What a lovely opportunity, an in-home Mass! And how true ... Our Blessed Mother does SO much for us every day ... somethings we know and recognize but others I think she does secretly. We may call such events 'luck' or not even give them much thought, but I have no doubt they are little gifts of a Mother's Love. How good for us to remember Her! And see what we can do as a small token of our esteem!!! Lovely post!

Anne said...

I love, love the picture! We had a birds nest in our front porch window last spring. It was so wonderful to watch those babies grow, until the nest fell and the babies disappeared and mom flew away. I suspected a cat. It's so wonderful to watch new life growing!

Erika Marie said...

I love your picture also! And it's a good reminder, especially if one is consecrated, we are like knights serving the Queen.