Sunday, May 10, 2009
Dear God, on this day that we honor mothers, may we draw strength from the mothers who went before us. May we remember Jochebed, mother of Moses, who gave her son over to God's prvidence when forces that threatened him were beyound her control. May we remember the mother of Mary, Saint Anne, who helped her daughter learn an openess to God's will. May we remember Saint Monica, who suffered an abusive spouse and her son's poor choices, but lived to see her child return to God. Most of all we remember Mary, though she watched her child suffer and die she saw his resurrection and glory and was in turn glorified by him. May our mothers imitate the same love that Jochebed, Saint Anne, Saint Monica and Mary had for their children. We ask this through Christ our Lord.