Living the Gospel – May 9, 2021

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I recently participated in a webinar about being a co-creator with God. The focus of the webinar was on artwork such as painting, sculpting, and other tangible works. The concept was easy to carry over to writing and other creative works that most of us don’t think of as art.

One of the things that struck me is the concept of being a co-creator with God. As a mother, that shouldn’t have been so startling; we have been a participant in the creation of life. As a nurturing parent, we are also responsible for the development of a human being, from infancy to maturity. But the real take-away for me was that when we create, we may be something we offer to God, or it may be something we do for God. But the greatest creation, whether it be art, personal development, or raising a family, comes when we work with God.

This means I need to work harder to incorporate prayer into my everyday life. I need to put aside the excuse that I’m too busy, or that I can’t go to religious gatherings because of COVID, or that I’m too old to change my ways. Those are all just poor excuses for leaving God out.

Over the next several weeks, I’ll have my work cut out for me as I focus on more prayer: I need to reach out to God more often about more things. But equally important, I need to listen more for the answers and assistance he is offering. My concern may be about a simple business letter I need to write, a neighbor I am concerned about, or the well being of a grandchild; regardless, it is vital for me to pray often and open myself to the Word of God, my co-creator. He is the one with the answers and the assistance when I need it.

Fortunately, for this task in front of me, I have the perfect mother to assist me. My earthly mother, imperfect as she was, continues to inspire me from Heaven. But also, my heavenly mother, Mary, is always within reach. I can trust her to guide me and strengthen me. I don’t need to let worry stress me out when I have my mother Mary to be my nurturing parent. She reminds me of the importance of letting God be part of my living and creating. How fortunate I am! How blessed are all of us who share this holy mother.

In the words of the prayer my mother taught me when I was a small child:
Thank you, God, For the food we eat,
Thank you, God, For the world so sweet.
Thank you, God, For the birds that sing,
Thank you, God, For everything.
And God, thank you For our mothers. Amen

Linda Crowley