Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Smile!


Nothing makes me smile more than the laughter of a woman who is pregnant, the joy on her face, the glow on her skin. There is just something about that person who is joyfully doing something that reminds us all that we are made in the image of God. That very act of bringing life into this world shows just how we are a part of the creation process, just as God created us humans, we are allowed the grace of making humans as well!

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was given the grace of being the only person to ever give birth to God physically! We can learn from that. I know there are many who avoid talking about Mary, I used to. I missed a lot of the gospel by avoiding thinking of her. After all, she gives us an example of devotion to God that should be emulated! Should be talked about! She always points to her son! Just as at the wedding of Cana, she declares with her very life, "Do whatever he tells you!" (John 2:5)

How does this apply to our lives? Each of us receives Jesus into our lives in communion with Him! At the Eucharist we are given the gift of receiving our God into our very body, and just like Mary we are allowed the grace to bring Jesus out into the world. We bring Christ spiritually into the world by our very actions. By our thoughts, our deeds, and our lives. So are you the kind of person that when others see you, a smile comes onto their face? Do they see a post from you on Facebook and think "Oooh I can't wait to see what they have to say" or do they say "Oh dear, what is he/she going to say now?" Be like Mary! Share the radiance of the life inside you with everyone you encounter! Give birth to the spirit of Christ into this world! Open your life in complete obedience with God, and say in your very soul "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38)