Being a homeschooling mother of six, who also intentionally shares Young Living in my “spare” time as a business, this quote was very helpful to me. Simply looking out at the world around you, it can be tempting to think that you need to be doing a million things. A scroll through any social media site/app has the ability to throw you into a pit of despair and self doubt, lowering your self-esteem to think that you are not doing as much as every other person you follow, you are not accomplishing great things, your house isn’t as nice, you don’t do fun things, they have more friends, the list can go on and on.
Rest assured your duties to your husband and children are so important. Giving of ourselves to those physically present around us is so much greater than any post on social media. Your duties matter, they have worth and doing them attentively and loyally has an eternal reward!
“The duty of the moment is what you should be doing at any given time, in whatever place God has put you. You may not have Christ in a hobo at your door, but you may have a little child. If you have a child, your duty of the moment may be to change a dirty diaper. So you do it. But you don’t just change that diaper, you change it to the best of your ability, with great love for both God and that child…There are all kinds of good Catholic things you can do, but whatever they are, you have to realize that there is always the duty of the moment to be done. And it must be done, because the duty of the moment is the duty of God. ”
An excerpt from the writings of Catherine Doherty, who has a cause for canonization.