Devotion in Motion: Who’s watching Mom?

By Gwen Rockwood

I know we mamas don’t always have much time to read, but, trust me, the book I’m about to tell you about is really worth the effort. It’s called “Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality.” It’s easy to read because the lessons are broken up into very short passages. You can literally read one passage or “lesson” in three minutes or less.

My good friend John, who also happens to have a doctorate in Biblical studies, recommended this book to me and it quickly became a favorite. It’s written by a nun, but you don’t need to be Catholic to love this book. I’m not Catholic, so I didn’t fully understand the chapter about the saints, but it’s still one of the best devotional books I’ve ever read.

The excerpt below talks about good acts. I like this one, in particular, because sometimes we moms feel a little invisible. The focus is almost always on what’s going on with our kids or our husbands or our extended family. It’s easy to feel like we’re lost somewhere in the mix or that what we do doesn’t really register on anyone’s radar. Here’s what Mother Angelica has to say about that:

Good Acts

“Don’t kid yourself. The Lord sees every good act, every attempt you make to be holy. Many times, though we experience failure, He blesses our efforts. He sees it all: the kind words, the times you’ve held your tongue, or contained your anger. He keeps an eye on your heart, endlessly.”

From my heart to yours, have a blessed Sunday and a wonderful week.