This Sunday, we wish all our wonderful mothers, grandmothers and women mentors a very happy Mother’s Day. We thank you for enriching our lives in so many ways. We pray also for those who have been a mother figure to us and have passed on. The care and support they gave while alive has not been forgotten.

To the Mums Who Are

To the Mums who are struggling, to those filled with incandescent joy. To the Mums who are remembering children who have died, and pregnancies that miscarried. To the Mums who decided other parents were the best choice for their babies, to the Mums who adopted those kids and loved them fierce. To those experiencing frustration or desperation in infertility. To those who knew they never wanted kids, and the ways they have contributed to our shared world. To those who mothered colleagues, mentees, neighbourhood kids, and anyone who needed it. To those remembering Mums no longer with us. To those moving forward from Mums who did not show love, or hurt those they should have cared for. Today is a day to honour the unyielding love and care for others we call 'Motherhood,' wherever we have found it and in whatever ways we have found to cultivate it within ourselves.

......... Hannah Kardon, United Methodist Church

Let us also honour the Mother of the Lord today. Her maternal care for Jesus still embraces all those who are joined to Him. Finally, let us ask the Lord to open our eyes, and our hearts, to come to more fully understand the great mystery and gift of the Church as our mother. Let us live our lives as Christians for the sake of the world into which we are sent to bear the Good News.

........... Majellan Media