We are created for relationships: parents and children, siblings, best friends, spousal relationships, work place friendships, and neighborhood communities. We are fed and encouraged and supported through others. Christians refer to this beauty as the mystical Body of Christ; we are His hands and feet. Have you ever been intentional with another woman in matters of spiritual growth or just day to day life? Has another woman ever poured this life giving energy into you? Megan and Becky have both been blessed by other women in this way and they have tried to gift that to others also. This week we want to encourage all of our listeners to ask God to help you seek out women who can intentionally pour into their lives. Or, ask the Lord if it is your calling to pour into another. Is there a woman in the pew every Sunday morning that continues to move your heart? And by all means ladies, just living a faithful life and keeping our tongues from gossip and slander will go a very long way in building up the women around us. Evangelization is not only a right but also an obligation.
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- Johnette Benkovic of Women of Grace has plenty of great resources
- Mary Healy’s book, Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World
- Amy Thomas article about being called and gifted
- Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell
- Called and Gifted from the Catherine of Siena Institute
- The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
- Vatican II document
- “The sacred liturgy does not exhaust the entire activity of the Church”: it must be preceded by evangelization, faith, and conversion. It can then produce its fruits in the lives of the faithful: new life in the Spirit, involvement in the mission of the Church, and service to her unity.” CCC 1072
- “The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.” CCC 1131
Call to Action –
Let us focus on hearing from the Lord more and hearing when He has asked us to encourage another. God wants to love on us through other persons.
“Bid the older women likewise to be reverent in behavior, not to be slanderers or slaves to drink; they are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited.” – Titus 2:3-4
Saint Quote –
“It is not enough to love the young, they must know that they are loved” – St. John Bosco