Sunday, May 9, 2010

Blessed Mother's Day

O My Soul:

Why is Mother's Day written in the singular possessive? If it was a day for all mothers it should be plural possessive, ie. Mothers' Day. The church fathers spoke of the church as the mother of all believers. If there is only one mother it is the church, the community of saints.

I am calling my mom and step mom today. I'm also arranging the living room to make room for the present to my wife (matching lazy boys chairs - ok I am celebrating Father's Day, too). But to mother church, for whom Christ died, I give thanks as well.

Here is a beautiful hymn about mother church triumphant from Bernard of Cluny (12th century) entitled Jerusalem the Golden.

Hope in Christ &
God bless you


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