A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 22 November

St Cecilia

2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31; Psalm 17; Luke 19:11-28

A mother’s example

There’s grim reading in the extract today from 2 Maccabees. A mother and seven sons are put to death for not reneging on their Jewish faith. The mother is a tower of strength, encouraging each son to stand firm. She reminds each one of God’s wonderful gifts to them and God’s reward for their faithfulness. Mothers so often offer strength and faithfulness, by word and example. We’ve all been touched in this way! Acknowledge and thank a mother today – yours, someone else’s.

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