Welcome to week 3 of the Mother’s Rule of Life online book study. If you’ve missed previous weeks, you can find those here. I also posted a copy of the Prayer Book I made as part of my work for last week. This week, we will be reading Chapter 4 – The Second P: Person.
I have to say, I don’t feel that I struggle here so much. Because I worked full time the entire time I was in college (mostly full time), I have a good feel for what I minimally need to do to function. That’s not to say that I do all I need to do. I never have, actually. There are things that I need to resume/start doing with regards to taking care of me.
I never considered concupiscence as being the cause of my lack of initiative. It makes perfect sense now, that I choose the ho-ho’s when an apple is a better option It doesn’t FEEL as good. Concupiscence causes your ability to reason to be damaged and grasping truth becomes difficult. The healthier I become spiritually, I see where it becomes slightly easier to do what I need to do.
This is another heavily introspective week. What are the essentials to functioning? Follow her questions on page 71-73 to consider things like sleep, hygiene, exercise, socializing and your heart. If you are using the optional workbook, read through the corresponding pages for additional help/direction.
How to you feel about a Mother’s Sabbath? What about getting a spiritual director? Do you do either? How has it affected your life? What are your spiritual or physical personal essentials? Again, feel free to include your children, ages, etc. to help other women find kindred spirits :).
Next week, we will be discussing the Third P: Partner.