Sunday, May 12, 2013

CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 5/12/2013

Weekly Prayer Reflection for Summer
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts of the Apostles 1:8

May 12, 2013
Mother’s Day
Dear Friends, 
Last week we reflected on how the farmer, indeed all of us, must cooperate with the Holy Spirit in carrying on the work of building the Kingdom of God. As we celebrate Mother’s Day, and the feast of the Ascension, we recall how mothers cooperate with the Spirit and power of God in bringing life to the world. God entrusts women with the responsibility not only to bring life into the world, but to nurture, guide and care for that precious life.

The feast of the Ascension, when Jesus returns to the right hand of the Father, does not mean that Jesus is no longer with us. Rather it means that He entrusts His work to us, that He trusts us to carry on His work. Can anyone be more important than mothers in carrying on the creative, caring, loving work of God in our world?
Happy Mother’s Day!  

Loving God, give all mothers the grace to appreciate the dignity You have conferred on them. Let them realize that not even the angels have been blessed with such a privilege to share in Your creative miracle and bring new saints to heaven. May all mothers follow the example of Mary, the Mother of Your Son. May Your blessings come down upon them, so they will be dedicated to Your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of Your kingdom in heaven.

Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors 

Mother's Day 2013
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