When men follow Jesus, much are being sacrificed. They leave their jobs and families. One can say, however, that even if these men are away,
there are mothers and wives left at home. Their houses and children are not totally abandoned. The bigger challenge is when mothers and wives also follow Jesus.
Our Gospel shows how women take part of Jesus’ ministry along with their continued responsibilities as mothers and wives. Some can even provide funds.
Our churches today are animated by women who go home, cook, do the laundry, and send children to school.
Some go to work and still undertake heavy roles in parishes and churches. Yet, they never take center-stage.
They do not become parish priests or popes. They quietly serve as backbones of God’s work. Without them, our churches would be like motherless children.
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