"As long as we are in this world, we’ll never be able to love God as He deserves. We only need to do our best. Only in Heaven can we love Him as we should. There we shall see Him as He really is; we shall know Him and enjoy His goodness, His glory, and His Love." – St John Bosco
Scripture Text: (IS 49:14-15)
Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me;
my LORD has forgotten me.”
Can a mother forget her infant,
be without tenderness for the child of her womb?
Even should she forget,
I will never forget you.
Take a few moments…close your eyes, and try to picture your own mother and picture that moment when you knew your mother loved you unconditionally.
Have you ever noticed how mothers have an unparalleled capacity to love? No matter how tough a job she has raising her children, a mother will pour herself into it with all her heart. She is always worried about the welfare of her children. She makes countless sacrifices for them. She is committed to forming her children and teaching them how to live. She tirelessly protects and defends them, no matter what threats may come their way.
No wonder the prophet in today’s first reading uses the vocation of motherhood to illustrate God’s love for us!
God loves us enough to let us make our own choices and to provide for us even when we make choices He disagrees with. He gives us oxygen to breath, sunshine, each day, our daily bread, and satisfies all our needs no matter what.
It’s impossible to say where the world would be without a mother’s love. And it is just as hard to imagine where we would be without our loving God. So every time you think about your mother today, think about God. And rejoice in the love that surrounds you!