In Mary, our mother, we see what it means to be totally in tune with God's vision for us to become the person we truly are.
Hail Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with thee!
Blessed are thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God
Pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death
Our Lady shows us the importance of service to other people irrespective of the cost to oneself. It's easy to forget about the needs of others in situations where one may be struggling oneself. Is it possible this week to make a donation to a food bank or a charity in support of others? Other ways to help is to pray for people or to be selfless in the way in which one consumes the earth's resources - don't leave taps running, limit the use of the dishwasher and / or washing machine, be conscientious in the disposal of ones waste......
People are really struggling this year to make ends meet. During August try to give generously to your local food bank to help support each other. At the same time be aware of the impact you are having on our climate. Are you sticking to your decision to save water and energy? Are there ways in which you could support others to do this too?