Until God ordains otherwise, a man ought to bear patiently whatever he cannot correct in himself and in others. Imitation of Christ by John Kempis

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Luke 2:51 He went down with them and came to Nazareth, an was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

ImageProxy.mvc Wounded Mothers

Luke 2:35  yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.   Even the Mother of Jesus suffered the pains of motherhood.  Being filled with the Holy Spirit the fruits of the Holy Spirit was her only consolation.

Wounded Mothers

Luke 2: 51

He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

Mothers are the backbone of society. Our society puts little importance to motherhood. The media says career, education, success is more important than motherhood.

So many mothers are expected to raise children while, working, cooking, cleaning, gardening, shopping, keeping fit, shopping, getting groceries, teaching, nursing, listening, religious instructor, keeping up with latest current events, looking great, plus being a good wife, and any other services needed. The most challenging is to raise children when seriously ill. In good health or when sick it is difficult to keep up with the job.

When a mother is abandoned by her husband, her cross is doubled. The media encourages spouses to leave if they are not happy. They are not told how much work they are taking on and how it hurts the children. Mothering is not a job for one person. Happiness can change especially if theirs a spouse change.

Motherhood is a thankless job if her family is ungrateful for her hard work.   Such ungrateful behavior causes her heart deep wounds. When anything terrible happens to her child, she feels like a complete failure, even if it is not her fault. If that is not enough, someone will surely reassure her of her failings.

A mother who has lost a child, cannot be consoled. There is a peace missing and nothing can replace it. She mourns her whole life.

Mothers whose children have been in jail, done drugs, committed suicide, done any unspeakable actions are in great pain. No one can comfort them.

Tobiah 4: 3 – 6 So he called his son Tobiah; and when he came, he said to him:* “Son, when I die, give me a decent burial. Honor your mother, and do not abandon her as long as she lives. Do whatever pleases her, and do not grieve her spirit in any way.a

Remember, son, how she went through many dangers for you while you were in her womb. When she dies, bury her in the same grave with me.

“Through all your days, son, keep the Lord in mind, and do not seek to sin or to transgress the commandments. Perform righteous deeds all the days of your life, and do not tread the paths of wickedness.

For those who act with fidelity, all who practice righteousness, will prosper in their affairs.*”

We have all hurt our mothers.  We have not called her, ignored her, were constantly ashamed of her and made her cry.  In our arrogance, when we got older, we made fun of her and mocked her opinions.

It is time we begin to honor our mothers as the scripture says.

Deuteronomy 5: 15

“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Proverbs 20:20

If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

Exodus 20:12

“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

So the next time you see the media talking to someone 100 years old asking them what did you do to live this long you will know the answer ” I honored my father and mother.

Proverbs 4:20-22 “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.”

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Are you tired of listening to the sick, complain about being ill? Why do we forget how it feels to be ill? How alone it is when no one seems to understand or care about another’s pain. We should pray to have compassion for those with cancer, mental illness, serious heart problems, arthritis, blindness, deafness, the crippled, and the list goes on. If they could have it their way they would be healed.

Cancer is an epidemic. Everyday you read about another suffering from cancer. The cancer treatments cause much suffering for the person and their family. Watching a family member fight for their life causes unspeakable pain.  Children sometimes are to young to understand such suffering. They demand to be cared for by the ill parent, causing more emotional stress for the whole family.

No one understands the Mentally Ill.  How terrible it must be to find yourself unable to understand that your not acting normal. The complete horror of being in a locked up ward because you have lost control.  Their brain is not functioning and yet it seems ok to them.  No one wants to be around them because they are out of control.  They feel so alone and inferior because they are talked down to by  many.  Even family members stay away.

Serious heart problems must be terrifying not knowing when your heart will quit working.

● To have to rely on medicine and watch everything you eat and still have problems.

●To be limited in how much you exercise and still have to exercise.

● Always feeling like a ticking time bomb.

Those who suffer with pain are always feeling bad. Everything they do is a chore because of the chronic pain. They can not stop their life’s activities because of the pain, and it takes so much effort to continue any task. They cannot sleep because it causes them to be tired as well as in pain.

Next time you hear someone say they do not feel well, Listen and pray for them. Let them know you care about them.

James 5: 13-15

Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praise.

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Is anyone among you sick?* He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Lord,j

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and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.*

Our health insurance is slowly getting worse and more and more are being improperly diagnosed, others are turned away that have grave illness.  If they cannot afford it thats to bad.  The elderly are allowed to die. The young are left to suffer with many illnesses that could be prevented. Greed has caused us to become callous to those “Wounded in our Midst”. The medical expense for those with mental illness is exurbanite.  Many are unable to hold a job so how do they pay?  They are on then on the streets living the best way they can.

Wake up Christians! The world is falling apart around us and we could care less.

HEALING PRAYER

Holy Trinity, I am grateful for your guidance and Loving Hope for the whole world to be completely healed.

God thank you for giving us your Son Jesus to take away our sins with such pure forgiveness.

Jesus, thank you for setting us free. Thank you Jesus for your many Graces that restores and heals our Soul.

Loving Father, touch me now with your healing touch. Send your healing angels to me. I know that your will is for me to be completely healed body, mind, soul and Spirit. Pour your blood Jesus over my whole body, over my Head to renew my mind, over my eyes that I may see only you, over my ears to hear your words only. Over my mouth that only kindness and Your words will come out of my mouth, Over my entire body even to the souls of my feet that I may bring only good news to this broken world.

In the name of Jesus I cast out anything that you did not put in me. Root out all unhealthy and abnormal cells and multiply my healthy cells. Destroy all tumors, growths and cancers. Pour your blood through my veins to open and heal my whole body. Heal my thyroid and metabolism. Help me to eat correctly and not harm my stomach and bowels. Renew my heart with healing and holiness. Cleanse my liver, gallbladder and pancreas and heal all the damaged areas. Strengthen and restore my bones, remove all plaque and arthritis. Build and heal my muscles to better run the race for your glory. Remove all infection and cleanse all inflammation by your precious blood. Strengthen and straighten my spine and nerves to work perfectly. Renew my mind and cure any mental illness. Restore what sin and unforgiveness has caused illness in my body, mind, soul and spirit. Replenish my strength with your Joy.

Touch my mind and emotions even in the darkest places that I have forgotten and fill me with your light. Show me all that I need to repent of and give me the courage to make a good confession.

Saturate me with your love and fill me with your Holy Spirit to cleanse my mind body and soul to purify me for your work, so that I may be successful in all your works.

I ask all this in you’re precious name Jesus.

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