Friday, September 17, 2010

For Stay-at-Home Moms..

Today's entry in In Conversation with God includes the following quote from Conversations with Monsignor Escriva.

"Each woman in her own sphere of life, if she is faithful to her divine and human vocation can and, in fact, does achieve the fullness of her feminine personality. Let us remember that Mary, Mother of God and Mother of men, is not only a model but also a proof of the transcendental value of an apparently unimportant life."

It is important for stay-at-home moms to remember this, given that we live in a world that places no value and does not even consider that there might be such a thing as "transcendental value." We must not let ourselves start to think that work without prestige and without a paycheck is in some way lacking in value. What is done with and for love will always hold the greatest value in the eyes of God. May Mary be our example.

4 comments:

Kelley said...

Gosh, I needed to hear this today! Thanks for sharing this reminder at the end of a very long week without Daddy home!

Lynz said...

Beautifully put. It has amazed me as I learn this roll of mother how many do not see the value of motherhood. I know many mother's who say, "I'm just a mother."

In my eyes, I honestly think once you have been a mother there is no one better qualified to help create world peace. Who else has such a direct affect on the growing generation. A very blessed and significant role.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Oh, you're welcome, thank you, Kelley.
I believe you are right, Lynz!

Michelle said...

Nice quote. The greatest humility perhaps is accepting that one is seemingly unimportant. Don't we all want accolades?