I am not sure if you have read all the wonderful things that Pope Francis has said about the importance of motherhood. This Pope gets it!
It has my heart jumping with joy this morning.
Isn’t it fantastic that with the world as his platform, Pope Francis is extolling the virtues and importance of motherhood?
Have you taken the time to read today’s readings? Here is a beautiful reflection from Presentation Ministries
OUR LIVES AND THIS YEAR
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; therefore, He has anointed Me. He has sent Me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind and release to prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Lord.” –Luke 4:18-19
This year can be one of the greatest fulfillments of Jesus’ proclamation of Isaiah’s prophecy of “a year of favor” (Lk 4:19; Is 61:1ff). If Jesus has His way, this year the poor of the world will hear as never before the good news of “liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind and release to prisoners” (Lk 4:18).
Do you believe that this can be the year of multiplied miracles?
Do you believe that you were created and your life orchestrated in detail so that you can be your part in Christ’s body?
“Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thes 5:19, RSV-CE). “Do not despise prophecies” (1 Thes 5:19, our transl). Let each of us do all that we can to let the Holy Spirit renew the face of the earth this year (Ps 104:30). Do you believe? “Everyone begotten of God conquers the world, and the power that has conquered the world is this faith of ours” (1 Jn 5:4). Believe in the Lord Jesus. Alleluia!