It is fitting that one of the most beautiful months of the year should be
chosen to celebrate MOTHER’S DAY. Mothers bring life into the world and in May we see trees and
other plants budding forth. Even the hibernating animals know it is time to be up and moving.
We know the saying: “April showers bring May flowers.” Everything
about this time of the year
What is it about mothers that have such a special place in our hearts?
Have you ever noticed that
big, burly athletes on television so often turn to the camera and say: “Hi,
Mom!” It is rare that one sees
and hears them say: “Hi, Dad!” They do sometimes, but not as often. There
may be many reasons for
that and I am sure that those players love their fathers very much - or at
least most of them do. So why
do they think of Mom first?
Perhaps, it is because “Mom” has usually been the nurturing one. She’s
the one who usually
patches the scraped knees and kisses them. She’s the one who tends to
forgive more readily, who cooks
your favorite meals and bakes the cake on your birthday and oversees the
birthday party you have with
your friends. She most likely was the one who purchased your clothes and
dressed you when you were
too little to do it yourself. She most likely was the one who got up in the
middle of the night to help you
when you were sick or give you a drink of water when you called out for one.
Perhaps, for most of us, our mothers were around us more as we were
growing up. Dad had to be
at work earning a pay check so there would be food on the table and clothes
Every single one of us has the best Mother. Now, I am not talking about
our earthly mother
whom we love very much and to whom I have been referring, but the woman Jesus
gave us from the
cross to be our Mother, too.
What a gift we have in Our Blessed Mother! I have written before, that
as a young Sister, I
learned in philosophy that the more spiritual a thing is, the more REAL it
is. Our Blessed Mother, then,
is truly more a Mother to us than our earthly mothers have been and are. And
she is so perfect, so good,
so beautiful, so caring, so nurturing! If God chose her to be the Mother of
His Son, she had to be the
best and God is willing to share her with us! What a gift!
I would like to invite all of the readers of this article and wish that
everyone everywhere to pay
special attention this month to Our Blessed Mother (our earthly mothers,
Let’s choose a little
prayer that we can say many times during the day, in between tasks, walking
to the car, for example! A
little prayer like:
“Virgin, most pure, pray for us!”
Have a great month of May! Don’t forget to honor our Heavenly Mother,
too, on Mother’s Day
with a special little celebration at home... maybe a little crowning of her
statue with flowers.
God bless you!
“Mother, bring me
closer to Jesus!”
Peace, pray for us!”