It Ain’t Always About the Labour

Mommy Mantra for July 9, 2013: (Matthew 9:36-37) At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.

This speaks to my mommy heart in a very powerful way. For those of with older children teen and beyond we feel this quite deeply, the “troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd”, because we can see what is ahead…we have experience of life that they do not, and we can see them going for the “cliff”…..those of us with children who see the world differently, it is us that feel “troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd”, because we can’t make the world understand or treat our children the way we want, for those of us who have younger children we feel “troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd”, because we cannot foresee the future.

In the Gospel Jesus says that the disciples should go get the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest. We are His harvest! It isn’t always about how we are called to work the field…our calling to be labourers, although as mother’s we are labourers literally and figuratively, but this is about Jesus sending for us the support we need to be moms.

I pray that today we all have the support and love we need from God and others

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Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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