Monthly Meditation – AUGUST

“May Mary be a mother to each of us, the cause of our joy.  May we be Jesus to her, the cause of her joy.  No one has learned humility as Mary did.  The handmaid of the Lord was completely empty of self and God filled her with grace, with himself. To be a handmaid means to be at someone’s disposal, to be used according to someone’s wishes.  It means to belong to someone without reserve, with full trust and joy.  Our Lady was a willing handmaid of the Lord.  Cheerfulness and joy were her strength.”

~ Saint Theresa of Calcutta

For reflection:

  1. Have I allowed myself to be a handmaid of the Lord; been humble enough to be filled with God’s grace?
  2. What things, people, activities, and issues keep me from belonging to God without reserve?
  3. What can I specifically do to be more willing to follow the Lord and belong to him with full trust and joy?

Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to

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