#MyMassTakeaway: Momming. Biblically

Today’s the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 5, 2017

My takeaway:

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#MyMassTakeaway: Momming. . The second reading talks about the nursing mom. How gentle she is with her children. It makes me remember the sweet precious newborn stage. They need our constant care. We work day and night to care for them and show them our love. God's love. . The responsorial psalm makes me think of an older nursing child. The one I'm ready to wean. The one who tries to look around while nursing. Whose hands are restless. Who tries to sit and stand and dance and wiggle while latched on. . Then that child weans. And finally we can snuggle without all the shirt-pulling, begging for a drink drama. . So I heard the Gospel with my children on my mind. And I heard Jesus prompting me to parent them well. Not to be overbearing. Not to be too demanding. To teach by word and example. To love them and serve them with my whole self. . This week, I'm going to try extra hard to parent with Christlike humility. God, please gove me the grace I need!

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