Daily Bread

Zec 2:14-17; Jdt 13:18-19; Lk 1:39-47
Our Lady of Guadalupe

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord.
Soon after the birth of our daughter, I was overwhelmed by doubt in my ability to be an able parent. What if I made mistakes that would eventually hamper her? Could I safely guide her through that big, scary world out there? My mother assured me that God had embedded amazing instincts within us. “Whatever you do,” she advised, “do it with love and ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to guide you through it. You won’t go wrong.” I wonder: Did Mary and Elizabeth ever worry about their parenting ability? Did God’s promise to always be with them calm their fears?
Blessed are you, O Holy Mother, for your loving faithfulness and trust.