Thursday, August 27, 2015

Amy Welborn on St. Monica in Living Faith


'Authentic, Lasting Joy'

St. Monica

Blessed are you who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways!

- Psalm 128:1

We may not all be mothers, as Monica was, but we all have had one. Our relationships with our mothers might be terrible or beautiful, or somewhere in an in-between place: bewildering, regretful and hopeful.

Desire lies at the heart of our mistakes and successes as parents, caretakers and children. Monica desired her son Augustine's salvation, and Augustine yearned for a love that would not die. Around and around they went.

What is it I desire for others? Is it that, above all, they find authentic, lasting joy?

Lord, may I be a help to others as we journey to you.

- Amy Welborn