Moms and God
Read Gospel of John 13:1-17; 15:9-17
We go through life asking: “Is love real? And if it is real, is it for me? What do I have to do to get it and to keep it and not lose it?”
The Christ knows we’re asking this. He says: “Love puts its life on hold for you. Love puts its life on the line for you. Love is willing to die if it means you get to live. Love chooses you before you choose it—and keeps on choosing you even when you choose something else instead. Love knows you even if you don’t know it back. Love changes your diaper, cleans up your puke, and gets up with you in the middle of the night. Love holds you, kisses you, rocks you, and sings to you (even when Love has a bad head cold). When you’re little, Love carries you around all day in its arms and, when you get big, keeps carrying you around all day in its heart. Love chauffeurs, cleans, and cooks and never takes a break. Love is proud (but sad) to drop you off in the morning and is never happier than when it picks you up in the afternoon. Love is willing to do whatever it takes to help you make your dreams come true, even if it means giving up its own dreams. Love spends itself for you and is happy to do it because, to Love, you are worth more than life itself. Love always keeps the light on for you, always waits up for you. Love is the one you know you can call when you make a mess and when you get in trouble. You know that when all the world is against you, Love is still for you. And no matter what you do or where you go, you know that you will always be able to go back home to Love.”
Good mothers–more than anyone or anything else on the planet–are proof that God is love. Good mothers–more than anyone or anything else on the planet–show us how God loves.
If you have a good mom, give thanks for her today. She has shown you God.