“When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize. She brings him good, and not evil,
all the days of her life” (Proverbs 31:10-12).
To be honest, this piece of scripture has always been hard for me to fathom. There are times that I might have felt that I've done it right, but that's usually when I totally blow it. Arguing, snarky comments, disrespectful attitude- I have done it all.
That's the reason I am so grateful for my little posse of Saints. I can look at their lives as well as ask for their intercession when I am messing up. This week there are a number of saintly women we celebrate who are part of the "communion of saints". Some were wives and moms, one was a brave missionary, and one a martyr. Even with their different stories, they have all helped me to be able to work on being that "unfailing prize" as a wife and mom, but even more importantly, as the woman God is helping me to grow into!
St. Elizabeth of Hungary