This year, we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday the 8th of May. Mother’s Day is a celebration to honour all aspects of being a Mother. This can include the Mother of a family or individual, any maternal relationship and the influence of Mothers in todays world.
Practical ways that families and children often show gratitude to their Mother’s on this day could include breakfast in bed, flowers, chocolates, handmade cards or pictures, and many more. Although, the best possible gift is to express your appreciation, gratitude, love and praise to them.
For some Christians, Mother’s Day is strongly associated with our Blessed Mother, Virgin Mary. In the 1600s, the Church of England introduced Mothering Sunday to acknowledge Jesus’ Mother, Mary. This was later extended to be a recognition of all Mothers. But as time went on, this slowly left the Church calendar. For some, beginning Motherhood is incredibly daunting. But Mary is an incredible example of courage and belief. In Luke Chapter 1 she was approached by an angel who said to her “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be called the Son of the Most High… The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So, the Holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”
Although this day is certainly a special day for all mothers, we should show them our appreciation every day of the year, just as much as this day.Daily Readings First Reading – Acts 13:14, 43-52 Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 100: 1-2, 3, 5 Second Reading – Revelation 7:9, 14B-17 Alleluia – John 10:14 Gospel – John 10:27-30