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by Lois Donahue
For so long now, I have burdened you with words and words and more words. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to regularly give you a change of pace. I am not sure myself just what it might be but I promise it will not be word heavy. Here’s my first offering.
To My Dear Catholic Women – I need you to be my presence in our world and because of that need ---
I expect you to care for the ones entrusted to you as my mother cared for me I expect you to speak unashamedly of me as I spoke of my Father I expect you to touch with compassion as Veronica touched I expect you to care for those in need as did the Good Samaritan I expect you to feel the pain of others as evidenced by the tearful women of Jerusalem I expect you to share what you have as Joseph of Arimathaea did
I do not expect you to take abuse any more than I expected it of the adulteress I do not expect you to remain slaves to the selfishness of others anymore than it was expected of our ancestors in Egypt I do not expect you to accept the wrongs in your society anymore than I accepted the money changers in the temple
and for those days when you can’t hear my voice or feel my presence don’t forget I promised I’d always be with you and above all else – remember: I love you.