Under the Mantle of the Proverbs 31 Woman

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Under the Mantle of the Proverbs 31 Woman

“Ponder deeply this vocation to which you were raised due solely to the dignity of being a mother. Maternal dignity is at the same time a vocation saturated with sufferings, and that is what I share with you. I thank you, my little one, for your participation that is continual and filled with sacrifices. I, as a loving Mother, can assure you of your heavenly reward.” (Mary) (August 27, 1964)

Today’s Readings: Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her a reward for her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates. (Proverbs 31)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, when I was a Methodist I would read Proverbs 31 and just feel convicted and maybe a little intimidated. What woman could ever measure up to that- juggling motherhood, marriage, career and trying to be a good Christian I would feel a little defeated as I looked at my messy house, my desk piled high, and my chaotic family schedule. But I was always fascinated by this Proverbs 31 woman and I took heart that You loved women so much and saw what we could be.  I really just wanted to be her somehow. Becoming Catholic and going through Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary- well it hit me like a ton of bricks. Mary is the Proverbs 31 Woman- and guess what She is in our side and She has us under Her Mantle. We are the Children who call Her Blessed and She keeps working to bring us all to Heaven! So Lord, let us not bury our talents in the ground, afraid that we will never measure up, but entrust ourselves to Our Blessed Mother who with the Holy Spirit will form Jesus in us so that we will take all the talents we have been given and multiply them for Your Glory!