Does this sound like your life? Dr. Donna Orsuto, an American theologian at the Gregorian University in Rome and Director of the Lay Center at Foyer Unitas Institute believes the trenches are a place of contemplation.
It is a good reminder that as lay women and men we are called to bring the Gospel to the “trenches” and to share as we prayed in the Psalm at today’s Mass, ” how the Lord has done marvelous deeds for me.” This, of course, is Mary’s prayer. Take a minute and pray with her:
My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden,
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm:
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;
As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His posterity forever.