Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33 Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12
"So that you may announce the praise of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
"Whoever believes in me will do the works I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father."
Today in Mexico, Mother's day is celebrated. This weekend we shall gather to celebrate Mother's day in the US. Many countries throughout the world have set aside a day to honor and give thanks for Mother's.
Poems and songs and reflections and homilies and catchy phrases all abound in an attempt to show gratitude and honor to the mother in our life, our families, our society, an din the world around.
Mother's provide for us our first home. The womb welcomes us in the the most vulnerable of times, the most essential of times in growth and development, in our need for security and comfort, in our desire for life and love in the womb we find that place offered to us as we begin to become ourselves.
What can there be said about Mother's that has not already been said? What can be written that has already not been written?
When it comes to mother's originality is not important for each mother is original. The mother is sent as the original ambassador of life and love. Some seek it out. Some long for it. Some refuse it. Some welcome it. Some cherish it. Some hide it. Some embrace it. Some scorn it.
Motherhood and mothers like Christ have received praise and rejoicing and back lash and cursing. It is a strange reality we find ourselves in at this time in history.
But we pause to take notice on this mother's day of the office of love motherhood fulfills and we are grateful.
Blessings to all mothers.