The priest celebrating the catholic mass that I attended on Mother’s Day morning gave the most beautiful homily. He talked about how God created the billions of galaxies that include even more billions of stars and how here on earth, God created each and every person that ever existed -- and no two exactly alike. I think that the word “awesome” gets overused; but when it comes to God, it is definitely appropriate!
Stressing the uniqueness of each of us and how much God loves each of us, Father quoted Jesus’ powerful words, from John 15:9, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.” He also quoted Psalm 139:13, “You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.” Tying it all into Mother’s Day, Father then stressed — and this is when I got teary-eyed — that with the creation of each and every unique person, as awesome as God is, He requires the help of another person . . . our mothers. As a daughter and as a mother, those words really touched my heart.
I have always believed that children are gifts from God and that God chose me to be mother to my three daughters, for which I feel truly blessed; but something in the way Father stressed that God needed me as He does all mothers to carry out His plan, just as He needed Mary, mother of Jesus, truly touched my heart.
I wish you could have heard Father's message directly. Hopefully I have been able to convey it somewhat; and I hope that it touches your heart too. Happy Mother's Day.