Exalted Servant

“See, my servant. . . shall be exalted and lifted up” (Isaiah 52:13). This is the message that returns over and over in my ministry. Catholic mothers are living so close to Christ, whether they even recognize it or not. They lower themselves and wash feet; they nourish constantly, and sometimes even with their body and blood; they are broken, poured out, and given for others. And so is it not right to have faith that we, too, will be exalted? We will be lifted high with Christ for eternity? Let us draw close to Christ, especially in the Eucharist, placing all our brokenness and failure there. Let us thank him in advance for redeeming every loss, every hardship, every struggle, as we join them to his cross.