New WINE Wednesday ~Imitating Imitators of Christ
“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.”
Imagine walking in the footsteps of one who loved God more than self, one who sacrificed everything to teach others of the Lord’s love for each individual person no matter how much society said they didn’t matter, one who gave up everything to live the will of the Father.
Today, on the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, pick one of the beautiful characteristics of St. Catherine’s to emulate. St. Catherine allowed her heart to be transformed so she could love like Christ. She did this through prayer, mediation on the Word of God, by the sacraments and above all by receiving Holy Communion with a fervent devotion.
Perhaps take 5 minutes to ask for St. Catherine’s intercession to learn to love like Christ, or spend 5 minutes meditating on Psalm 67, or take an extra moment before receiving Holy Communion today to truly follow Blessed Mother Teresa and St. Catherine and invite the Lord to increase your tender love for Him in the Eucharist. Ask him to set your heart on fire with love for Him.
If you can see yourself imitating these wonderful women… then you can see yourself imitating Christ.
Written by Kelly Wahlquist
Kelly Wahlquist is a Catholic speaker, author and evangelist. She is the founder of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization, and the Assistant Director for the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute in the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis. Kelly a contributing writer for CatholicMom.com and The Integrated Catholic Life. Kelly travels the country speaking to all on various topics that inspire us to live the New Evangelization, but has a special love for speaking at Catholic women’s conferences. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, Andy, and their three children, and is active in their parish, Holy Name of Jesus.