Easter, 4th Sunday (C) Mothers Day • Women are amazing. So amazing, in fact, that Pope John Paul II like to refer to, "the genius of woman." A mother tells her baby: "Take, eat, this is my body. Take, drink, this is my blood." Motherhood is about nourishing and cherishing life; giving of yourself so that others may be blessed. The child enriches the mother as the mother nourishes the child.

In motherhood we catch a glimpse of the Good Shepherd who feeds and nourishes the sheep. When we look for peace, we fail to find it. But when we search for the Good Shepherd, we find peace and joy and every good thing too. And this brings us to the heart of Christian motherhood. Christian mothers feed on Jesus. They draw life from Jesus. When their children are hard to love, they go to Jesus and Mary. Secondly, Christian mothers lead their children Jesus. We all want the best for our children. There is nothing better than God. What you long to give your children, but you cannot, Jesus can and will. Every Christian vocation feeds on God and leads others to God.

(12 May 2019)

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