The mornings are a bit hectic getting four kids clothed, fed, lunches made and out the door without losing my temper resulting in throwing a bag of frozen banana muffins across the kitchen (yes, guilty).
It was Monday morning and day one of my new diet.
I was off to a good start: cheese snack for breakfast. As we were driving to school, my two-year old said, “Mommy, I still hungry.” I handed her my piece of cheese, knowing she already had a muffin (which may have been thrown earlier). As we pulled into her school, she generously handed back to me a single bite of smooshed cheese, so soft that I could see her thumb-print. I paused, then ate the bite of cheese knowing this would have to tide me over until lunch.
I sometimes wonder if this is how God reacts to us.
We ask, He, as our Father, gives freely and we receive. Then, we strive to give back to Him, and He assuredly offers us more each day. When I step back, I sometimes wonder if what I give back to Him is more than what could be compared to a smooshed bite of cheese with an indented finger-print. When I give, is my heart in a genuine place of love, selflessness? Am I giving Him what He deserves…my time in prayer, meaningful conversations about Christ with my family, time in the adoration chapel, Reconciliation and reading the Word.
St. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 9:8, “God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.” Even though St. Paul wasn’t referring to cheese in this scripture, he assured the Corinthians that God was able to meet their needs.
Today, I am taking a moment to reflect on my spiritual walk, God’s generous gifts and how I am loving him in return.