Missionary mothering. Family Mission Thought. October 12

Being missionary disciples is no easy task these days is it?   There are so many values to be considered, even things like family life, and motherhood too. Is Jesus downplaying the role of his own mother by his response to the comment, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore you.’  He answered with,  ‘“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it.’”  “Maybe he was saying that just having a child isn’t the blessing but how we develop that motherly attitude of care for all children. Imagine if we really did show motherly care for all the abandoned and lost children in society.” “But we must consider the context in which he was speaking too.”

“Blessed is the womb that bore you.” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it.” Luke 11:27-28.  

Pope Francis:  It is true that we have done little to adequately accompany women in very difficult situations where abortion appears as a quick solution their profound anguish especially when the life developing within is the result of rape or a situation of extreme poverty.  Who can remain unmoved before such painful situations?

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