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April is the Month of the Holy Eucharist

Posted by nechc on April 5, 2008

April is the month of The Holy Eucharist by our new contributor Lynda:

I am overjoyed and privileged to start this spiritual formation corner for our home school news letter! I hope to serve all of you hard working home school families with encouragement, spiritual exercises, and information about upcoming events. I hope to share information that will be helpful in the raising of our beautiful, talented and gifted children. ( I hope we can assist each other in our journey towards heaven.)
We are all called to be great saints. Imagine we’ve been given the responsibility to raise saints too? This task should not be taken lightly. It is the most important work we will do in our vocation and it is all for the honor and glory of Almighty God.
I want each and everyone of you to know that not only do I dedicate myself to this service, I extend my help to anyone who may need one on one
Support in any way. You may email me or call as you see fit and I will do my best to encourage you as God so allows.
One of my favorite scripture verses I keep in mind everyday is when Jesus says “ I have not come to be served but to serve” ( Matthew 20:28). When moms have worked all day in attending to all the obligations in front of them, and finally after preparing supper, sits down with the family, how many times do we get up to either get more milk or applesauce or heed to another request? The demands during the day can become overwhelming but some how the words of Christ serve us as a perfect reminder that we can imitate Jesus by being attentive to all the needs of our family no matter how exhausting it is. We can look at each and every family member as the face of Christ believing in the words again that Jesus spoke “ Truly ,I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me“. ( Matthew 25:40)
We live in a culture that influences the mind, body and soul today to except all modern conveniences and to indulge in ourselves. I am sure you have all heard such things as “ be good to yourself” , “you come first”, “you deserve it”, “enjoy life, eat, drink and be merry” Now of course we have the duty to take care of the temple of The Holy Spirit this falls under the fifth commandment, but how do we live as the world says is ok in according to Christ teaching when he says “ Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow me”? (Matthew 16:24) We achieve that in the loving service we give our spouse and our children. We offer each day to the infinite merits of Jesus Christ all of our good works, sorrows and sufferings, everything we do becomes a prayer. With that in mind let us not offer any part of our day in evil and sin . We must offer our best, our will, our complete love and surrender to the one who loved us first and shed every drop of HIS precious blood for us all.
Can we serve and not seek to be served? Can this be possible? With Christ all things are possible because he strengthens us, sustains us, and most of all because he loves us
May Almighty God the Father bless you as you serve your loved ones for the love of God. May all the angels and saints watch over you, guide you, lead you and protect you today and always. And may our Blessed mother place her holy mantle of love over you all as you serve Jesus. Amen.
Sincerely in Jesus through Mary,
Lynda

Upcoming event For the Entire Family
Late Have I Loved Thee
A FREE family vocation day
on Saturday April 12, 2008
Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Springfield
Please register by April 9, 2008
More information and Registration go to:
http://www.familyvocations.org

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