April 30, 2018
St. Pius V
Here and Now
I have told you this while I am with you.
I was in a boat on a lake in Central America and feeling guilty about it. My youngest son, asked where he'd like to go on a summer trip, had answered "Mayan ruins in Guatemala." So here we were. Who does that? "Ridiculous," I thought. What an overprivileged pair!
Perhaps. Probably. But then I thought about how his older siblings still have me around. I'm not a spectacular mother, but I do try to be present. They're in their 20s and 30s and know that if they call, Mom will be there to listen and try to help. I'm in my late 50s, this boy beside me is 12. In 20 years, will he have his mother in the same way his siblings do now? Doubtful.
I settled back in the boat. Here we are, he and I. It's what we have, it's where we are--now.
Lord Jesus, quiet me so that I may rest in your loving presence right now, where I am.
- Amy Welborn
Acts 14:5-18|Psalm 115:1-4, 15-16|John 14:21-26