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Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Mon. Dec 22, 2014 : 1 Samuel 1:24-28; Luke 1:46-56

I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted my request. People who work within medical organizations of the developing world have discovered that to change traditional habits in order to improve basic health care, it is best to educate and empower mothers and grandmothers. Statistics also reveal that mothers and grandmothers are the most influential teachers of the faith. We encounter three incredible mothers in today’s readings: Hannah, Elizabeth and Mary. According to their laws, they had little power. Through their faith and love, however, they had great influence upon their children. Their children, in turn, changed the world. For all who care for children, may they always guide and lead with faith and love.