May 9th, 2011 by Mike Enright
Today of course is Mother’s Day.
Some churches make quite a big deal of this occasion. However, to be honest, I always feel it’s not quite appropriate to put too much emphasis on Mother’s Day in our worship services. Firstly, Mother’s Day is not a specifically Christian celebration. And secondly, I’m conscious that for some people, a day focussed on celebrating mothers can be a very difficult day, because of their own personal experiences and circumstances.
However, it is appropriate, I think, to pause and reflect on the best features of the love of mothers which we have seen and/or experienced, and to acknowledge that this love has its source in God, and is a primary means by which we know and experience His love. And we can give thanks for that today.