The Eucharistic Charism of Motherhood

   I had lunch today with a new friend, Monica.  What a woman!  Well, I got to share with her my vision of the Eucharistic charism of motherhood.  All I had to say was, “This is my body, broken for you.”  She said, “Oh yes!  I get it!”
    I said,  “I’m broken every day, and it is an offering for someone else!  My body gets broken in pregnancy and childbirth.  I shed blood for someone else.  My life plans get broken.  For me, my career got broken.  Most days, my comfort gets broken.  Many things get broken, when you are a mom.   My vocation is to participate in Christ offering his body, blood, soul, and life, for someone else.”