One resource I really love for reading the bible every day is www.blessedisshe.net. This wonderful site will send you the daily readings to you by email every day including a lovely commentary by a Catholic woman. It’s always a soft and beautiful reminder of how women can love Jesus through their special observations. I look forward to receiving these emails and reading them over a nice cup of tea!
This organization not only puts out daily emails but they also have in person events like the Blessed Is She brunches. They have some beautiful t-shirts and artwork in their store. I’m so happy to see products that allow women to be really feminine and modern while still displaying their love of their Catholic faith!
If you haven’t found a way to read the bible that speaks to you, this may be the answer! This community will make you feel like you suddenly have hundreds of Catholic women friends all over the U.S. who are reading these bible passages with you!
MY BIBLE REFLECTION:
“Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 8-10
“Let your love for one another be intense.” I think the wording here is so beautiful and a good reminder that we are here on Earth to love one another. It can be so easy to feel casually toward each other; to leave each other in the background of our To Do list. I’m guilty of this. If you stopped and asked my why I love the people in my life, I’d be ready with detailed answers! But do I show them this intensity? Do I treat them as more important than the distractions in front of me?
I also really like the phrase “good stewards of God’s varied grace.” Many of us get so caught up with envy and keeping up with the Joneses, that we don’t clearly see our own graces. God has specifically designed our blessings. What if we all made a list of our blessings and then purposed to be good stewards of our own varied grace? It’s amazing to think that God has designed our lives so specifically that he gives us just enough grace to handle our blessings and our crosses.
Give thanks to God today for your life. He designed it just for you!