1 Corinthians 11:1-2
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.
Thought for the Day: Sharing life with a smile on our face
“My mother was a saint”, came from my lips this morning as I was talking to my husband. The first scripture I read on this day was in John 9:2 when the disciples passed by a blind man and they asked Jesus, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus replied, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him.” My brothers were both handicapped with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and were confined to wheelchairs by the fouth grade of school. Since the disease was hereditary, my mother had some feeling of guilt, even though she shouldn’t have. More than the guilt however, she had faith in God and love for her children. When I mentioned that she was a saint, I was thinking back on how my mother managed each day, doing everything for those boys. She never complained about the difficult things she had to do each day and she did everything with a smile on her face. She was an example to many, including me, for living life of service and love.
When I read “but that the works of God might be made manifest in him”, I think of the works of God that were made known through my mother. Where can the works of God be made known through us?
Prayer: God, thank you for placing people in our lives who show your love to us and to others each day. Help us share our love in the same way. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THOSE SHARING GOD’S LOVE