Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Poem for Us Moms

I was cleaning up my messy dining room today and came across this poem that I copied down quite a while ago off the Internet. It is by an anonymous writer, and you may have seen it before, but it's great for us moms:

Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray,
For life's been anything but calm
Since You called me to be a Mom.

Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with wooden blocks,
Cooking, cleaning, finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose.

Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord,
Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your grace,
I see then, in my small one's face,

That you have blessed me all the while
And I stoop to kiss that precious smile.

Isn't that wonderful? Did you stop crying yet...?


Tracy said...

This is just wonderful.. thank you so much for sharing!!

Karen said...

You're welcome Tracy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!