Today in church, we were reminded that God is love. And, where I already detailed more of my thoughts on Instagram today, I really wanted to focus today’s My Sunday Best post on a thought which began crystalizing for me around the time of the Consecration.
But first, here’s My Sunday Best for today:
Usually, I have the bedroom and bathroom to myself as I get ready for church on Sundays; only after I am ready do I then begin to wake the kids up. This morning, however, Lil’ Miss decided she wanted to get up at the same time as her mom. So, my husband entertained her with the movie “Storks” while I had my shower. Then, all keep-her-entertained bets were off while I got dressed. Which meant she kept herself entertained with her new “toys” in my bathroom – my jewelry and makeup.
My son and husband buried themselves deeply into one of the coloring books during Mass today – coloring about Noah and his ark, rather than Moses and the 10 Commandments. But,
they were both our son was quiet (my husband is always quiet), so Mass was a win on that front. Lil’ Miss, who had fallen asleep on the way to church, stayed sleeping into the homily – which meant I got to pay attention to the majority of the readings today… something which is quite rare these days.
And, during the Consecration, I was reminded of something I have been thinking of deeply for a couple weeks now…
If God is Love, and I am called to act as Christ, then I am called to love. As a wife and a mother, I am called to love my husband and children, and not just love through the motions – doing dishes, cooking meals, doing the laundry. But, I am called to show them that I love them.
My husband and each one of my children will feel love differently. And, I am challenged, by serving my family as Christ served the Church, to meet the way they individually feel loved.
God did not complain when His Son was killed for us. He did not complain when He descended upon the disciples as tongues of fire (a.k.a the Holy Spirit).
And, the challenge then becomes to recognize moments where I can emulate God as love to my family, and not complaining about that process of showing love to my family… to take care of them without complaint, to do chores for them without complaint, to just be without complaint.
So, join me this week in contemplating how God is love, and how you can best serve your family, as a shining example of God as love!
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