Be imitators of God

Mommy Mantra, October 27, 2014: Be imitators of God – Ephesians 5:1
This Sunday the readings were filled with how we are to care for each other, treat each other, and by caring each other well, or treat each other well we show how we love God. Today the First Reading calls us to be imitators of God for God’s love is complete, all encompassing, uplifting.

As moms isn’t that what we are always trying to achieve in our parenting.  We want to see our children as God does.  We want to love our children as God does.  We want to forgive our children as God does.

God tells us to watch how we speak to others, not to fall into the trap of silly suggestive talk and this makes sense to me.  How often have we out of frustration said something to our children, or about our children, that we just wish we could “take back”.  If we are honest with ourselves; sometimes too often.  How we should speak about our children is in thanksgiving, thinking about, talking about all the positive things that have happened in our lives with our children, parenting and marriage.  Getting into the habit of doing that will do amazing things to cause positive changes in our lives, our children’s lives and our marriage.

 

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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