A Blessed Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandma’s, godmothers, and all those who offer motherly care to others.

We hold mother’s in a special place of our hearts for you bring life and sustenance to all of us. Thank you and God Bless you!

St Elizabeth and Hannah of the Old Testament know full well the heartache of those who cannot have children or whose motherly instincts have been directed into other forms of ministry. God Bless you as well!

Today’s gospel minds us of how central love is to our lives and even for our existence. The command to love one another is central to the fulfillment of human life.
Our Blessed Mother stands before us as a witness to that truth. Her love for God and her faith led her to say yes to God’s invitation to bring the ultimate sign of His love into the world, His Son Jesus. Mary and her life give testimony to this heavenly reality.

We can honor our moms, living, and those experiencing God’s eternal embrace, by being agents of love to others. Let us witness the power of love by becoming people who love in action from the various depths of our hearts. Let us put Jesus’ command into action as we work to love one another.

Fr Tom

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