I wonder what words we could use to describe ‘Mother’.
A Mother has compassion, is kind, puts her child before herself.
A Mother is gentle and patient
A Mother forgives
A Mother loves and hold a family together.
You can probably add a few other words – perhaps something important from your own experience.
Sometimes Mother is simple: one woman who gave us birth and was a constant presence as we grew up.
Sometimes Mother is more complex: more than one person helping to form who we are today.
I didn’t chose those words by accident – they come from Colossians 3:12-14, and they are what we are all encouraged to be because we are God’s chosen and holy people.
Jesus said “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” (Luke 8:21)