This week I was thinking of my 18 years in the Universal Church: How many things I’ve learned, how many teachings, meetings, counseling sessions, exhortations, corrections, always with a lot of patience, perseverance, encouragement, courage, that made me who I am today! It’s impossible to describe, let alone thank, this special treatment of such great love for all of us. Isn’t it?
I see the Universal as a Mother, that welcomes you with open arms, loves you without even knowing you, embraces, cleanses, takes care of your wounds, liberates, teaches the intelligent Faith, and through it, leads you to Salvation.
Before ALL this and much more, how not to love who gives themselves for you? That doesn’t confine, doesn’t obligate you, and doesn’t demand anything in return?
As so, is our mission as mothers: We have to disciple our children just the same way as we are discipled in the church.
We can take time to teach them the Word of God, fear, obedience, tithing, etc. Ultimately, a job that takes time, dedication and love, just like in the Church, but that it becomes necessary when you understand the value and importance of your mission; when you are aware that God is counting on us for an even bigger Work! After all, what good is it if we receive so much and don’t pass anything to our children? What kind of love would we be exercising?
Dear Mom and friend, a servant makes disciples, and the first one is in our house. May we follow this Mother’s living example, may we be mothers who “disciple” their children, may we be a “Universal Mother”.