Monday, May 19, 2014

Encouraging Words For Mothers

We would like to pay homage to all brave mothers 
who dedicate themselves to their own family without reserve, 
who suffer in giving birth to their children 
and who are ready to make any effort, 
to face any sacrifice, in order to pass on to them the best of themselves…  
How hard they have to fight against difficulties and dangers!  
How frequently they are called to face genuine “wolves” 
determined to snatch and scatter the flock!  
And these heroic mothers do not always find support in their surroundings.  
On the contrary, the cultural models frequently promoted 
and broadcast by the media do not encourage motherhood. 
In the name of progress and modernity, the values of fidelity, chastity, sacrifice, 
in which a host of Christian wives and mothers have distinguished 
and continue to distinguish themselves, are presented as obsolete. 
As a result, a woman who is determined to be consistent 
with her principles often feels deeply alone, 
alone in her love which she cannot betray, and to which she must remain faithful. 
Her guiding principle is Christ who has revealed the love which the Father bestows on us.  
A woman who believes in Christ finds a powerful support 
precisely in this love that bears everything. 
It is a love that enables her to believe that all she does for a child conceived, 
born, adolescent or adult, she does at the same time for a child of God. 

St. Pope John Paul II

11 comments :

  1. That was wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful and so touching. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Lovely words. Thank you for posting this.

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  4. So wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  5. Thank you! A good boost during this end of school craziness!

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  6. I loved this. My last blog post was also about motherhood. I've been thinking so much lately about the way the world sees the role of "mother", and am so grateful for those, like you, who continue to cherish that role. Thank you!

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  7. Thank you for sharing, Sarah.xxx

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  8. Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing, Sarah! You are a never-ending source of inspiration for me. Unfortunatelly we, who are thinking like this, are a minority of nowadays :-(
    Kisses from Europe!

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  9. oh I needed this today, thank youxxx I'm pregnant with our 6th and caring for my eldest daughter who broke her leg. I had to cancel a trip and spending lots of time at home caring for her. I've had some 'why us' moments of why our life has been turned upside down and a housebound girl for the next 6 weeks but this reminds me that the sacrifice is always worth it and God is always watching over me. thank you, brought tears to my eyes today. I'm going to rememember this.

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  10. Love this, printing it out!

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