It may not be a very interesting or exciting life to outsiders but this home where I am blessed to be each day is an opportunity to live a humble life of devotion to those closest to me....if only I take my eyes of myself and say 'YES' to the opportunities placed before me as Mary did.
Like Mary, who lived a very quiet life, and said " Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word" I think we can grow in the virtues of love and grace as we welcome and grab hold of the gifts God has given to us.
So my thought for this final week are to - look to Mary as she leads us to Jesus.
This is a beautiful hymn we sang at Mass today. I love the melody of this ( I couldn't find an online tune for it, sorry) and the thoughts compel me to think of Mary and the love she had for her Son and thus the life she lived in service to HimTHE VISIT~
She walked in the summer through the heat on the hill.
She hurried as one who went with a will.
She danced in the sunlight when the day was done.
Her heart knew no evening Who carried the Son.
Fresh as a flower at the first ray of dawn,
She came to Her cousin whose morning was gone.
But there leapt a little child in the ancient womb
And there leapt a little hope in every ancient tomb.
Hail, little sister, who heralds the spring.
Hail, brave Mother, who carries the King.
Hail to the moment beneath Your breast.
May all generations call You blessed.
When you walk in the summer through the heat on the hill,
When your wound with the wind and one with His will -be brave
with the burdens you are blessed to bear, for it's Christ that you carry
everywhere, everywhere, everywhere.
Blessings to you and your homes,