Posted by: vftmom247 | 2011/10/26

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Domestic Church – pp. 185-186

A mother is lovingly bound first to her duties to her family, because love naturally begins at home. We know that mothers shouldn’t rush off to ‘share his spirit and pratice of service’ and care for others while neglecting the people in their own family – the ones that God has put right in their midst to care for. However, when all needs are taken care of an d ‘if it is appropriate’, mothers may carry their loving hearts out into society, helping in one capacity or another to ease the suffering in our world.

You can’t get much clearer than that as to where our priorities as moms need to be. This comes by way of John Paul II’s “Familious Consortis” directive. Which I need to read. It (the book) goes onto speak about how much of where a mom’s value in today’s society comes from her paycheck, not in her service to her family. And yet, for awhile now, I’ve seen how society as a whole seems to be going downhill while the SAHM (stay at home mom) population dwindles. Just ask any volunteer organization. There is a sharp difference between going to work because you have to and because you want to, though.
Sometimes, might it be that going to work [if the family budget doesn’t require it] is almost the cowardly choice? Especially in the preschool years? There are moms who complain about being unfulfilled as a mom, or feeling like brain drainage is occurring – and wanting to go back into corporate America. Could it be that this is maybe the result of clenching your spiritual side so closely that you’re not looking around for ways to fulfillment in the community? There are ways to be of service to others and to be at home, but what this passage seems to me to say is that the family has to come first. Then, share that loving, motherly heart with the community and the world without compromising your family services, duties, privileges.

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