As a modern mother we are constantly struggling between two extremes: Trying to be a Super Mom and failing, and then falling into guilt and self-loathing.
But, this is not the vocation we are called to as mothers. There is a better way for us Catholic Mothers and the model for this better way is St. Therese.
The Little Way of St. Therese is path to holiness for the rest of us. Instead of climbing a mountain to holiness, it is like riding an elevator, which is the very arms of Jesus Christ. And the little way is really the KEY to being the mother you were created to be!!
The little way to holiness is a reminder that if God put the desire for holiness–and to be a good mother–then because he is a good and just God there will be a way to do this. In order to walk this Little Way of Motherhood, we need to stop trying to be and do everything and instead, Let Go and Let God.
The little way also reminds us that the little things matter–and as mothers our live is FULL of little things like diapers and dishes. Each of these little things is an opportunity to love. And to God, nothing is little. Everything matters and everything is important to God.
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Thanks for being here–and don’t worry! Motherhood is HARD! We are all making mistakes each and everyday. But keep fighting, keep working, and keep praying!
Your sister in the small things,