This Mother’s Day, I invited three mothers from our congregation to speak. This year, I’ve been reflected a great deal on motherhood and parenthood. What does it mean to nurture and care for all God’s children. I’m grateful to Debbie, Karen, and Emilee for their reflections.
Today we give thanks for a woman of valor. We give thanks for Rachel Held Evans, for her courage, for her witness, for her laughter. Today we give thanks for all who have mothered and midwifed our faith.
To talk about Mothers, to talk about motherhood, is to deal with dirty laundry. To discuss such an intimate relationship as the one between parent and child, without over-sentimentalizing, means we sometimes have to cut through the Hallmark propaganda.